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Is there any way to tell the difference between concussion and a coma?
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
People in a coma are non responsive to most stimuli.
They may appear to be asleep. Those with a concussion can be responsive, conversant but unaware of specifics as to time, place or person. They may have visual distortions, lapses in memory, or disorientation, to name a few of the possible symptoms.

In brief: Yes
People in a coma are non responsive to most stimuli.
They may appear to be asleep. Those with a concussion can be responsive, conversant but unaware of specifics as to time, place or person. They may have visual distortions, lapses in memory, or disorientation, to name a few of the possible symptoms.
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Dr. Joel Cooperman
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