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Is there any way to tell the difference between concussion and a coma?

Is there any way to tell the difference between concussion and a coma?

Yes: A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain that typically results from a blow to the head, and may or may not result in the loss of consciousness. A coma, on the other hand, is a state of unconsciousness in which people do not interact with the environment. The causes and outcomes of coma vary. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma is a medical condition characterized by an non arousable state of unconsciousness. The brain activity seen in a comatose patient shows that being in a coma is not ...Read more


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What are the differences between a coma, contusion, and concussion?

What are the differences between a coma, contusion, and concussion?

Differences: Coma is a state of unconsciousness unresponsiveness. Contusion is a bruise with a bit of bleeding concussion is a state of altered mental status, confusion, disorientation, clouded thinking, difficulty with vision and walking. The individual may have a feeling that they do not recall what happened to them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fall into coma from a concussion?

Is it possible to fall into coma from a concussion?

No: A concussion is a brief loss of consciousness or an alteration of consciousness but is brief lasting seconds to minutes. Coma would result from a much more serious head injury or a metabolic disorder. ...Read more

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What happens as a result of sleep that causes the coma after a concussion?

What happens as a result of sleep that causes the coma after a concussion?

Sleep is no problem: People lose consciousness as a result of concussion. It is not the apparent sleep, but what is happening to the brain trigging loss of consciousness. The concept of keeping someone awake is to monitor the course of brain injury. If the person falls asleep they can be awakened periodically to monitor their course. If they cannot be aroused, the injury is progressing needing intervention. ...Read more

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After 12 concussions, the last few resulting in coma (of various lengths) what will the repercussions be?

Avoid more concussio: Concussions cause cumulative brain damage. Repeated concussions have been assdociated with early onset of dementia , memory difficulty and slowed speed of mental processing of information. These complications may not be felt for several years or they may represent post concussion symptoms that take longer to resolve or may become permanent. You should avoid future concussions. ...Read more

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Can a major atv wreck(bleeding in brain, concussion, coma, etc.) stunt your growth?

Theoretically : Theoretically a severe brain injury affecting the hypothalamus and hormonal regulation could have an effect on growth and other hormone mediated processes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a concussion and basiclar skull fracture. Also does a drip always in back of throat normal with concussion?

What's the difference between a concussion and basiclar skull fracture. Also does a drip always in back of throat normal with concussion?

Concussion v BSFx: A concussion happens when the brain is rocked(shook) in the cranial cavity. A basilar skull fracture is when the bones at the base of skull actually get fractured. People will have a bruise behind the ear or bruising around both eyes. The drip at the back of the nose could be a Cerebral Spinal fluid leak if it is salty constant and associated with headaches. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between shock and a coma?

What is the difference between shock and a coma?

As follows: Shock is usually a diffuse dysfunction in bodily organ systems due to vascular collapse, associated with low blood sugar or low blood pressure, and secondary complications. Coma merely implicates loss of consciousness and lack of responsivity to stimuli, and can be caused by mainly disorders, including trauma. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

Concussion is an injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more