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How do patients feel in a coma?

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Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing

Sensory input does not get processed so pt does not feel anything.

In brief: Nothing

Sensory input does not get processed so pt does not feel anything.
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: Hard to know

Some research has suggested that people in a 'light' coma might feel pain with painful stimuli, whereas others may not.
Their subjective perceptions of how they feel are harder to know because survivors of coma are often medicated and memories are impaired, so they often do not recall the experience. Individual coma survivors might however report varied experiences.

In brief: Hard to know

Some research has suggested that people in a 'light' coma might feel pain with painful stimuli, whereas others may not.
Their subjective perceptions of how they feel are harder to know because survivors of coma are often medicated and memories are impaired, so they often do not recall the experience. Individual coma survivors might however report varied experiences.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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