Stroke causes coma

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Avatar n tn I am in my late twenties and my mom had a stroke in January. She woke up from her coma after two months. They gave up on her in rehab. She had four brain surgeries. They had to remove a clot and took her scalp /bone from her head. They put both things back and she is in the hospital. She suffered paralyses on her left side and she can't transfer. Verbally she communicates how she wants to transfer and do things but her mind has kept her back. It has been 6 months since her stroke.
2150728 tn?1336535201 It's also possible you had a mild stroke, or a panic attack, or a sudden increase in blood pressure. W/o a full health check-up it is impossible for anyone to say. Don't procrastinate with seeing a doctor, this may be an early warning sign of something major about to happen.
Avatar m tn Hello and welcome to the forum. I am sorry to hear about your uncle. The possible causes of coma after heart surgery are extensive and can include things that are very serious but also things that are much less serious. For instance, he could have suffered a stroke which would be quite serious. Alternatively, he could simply be suffering from the after effects of anesthesia and cardiac surgery which would be generally transiet and should improve.
Avatar f tn HI, My friend had a heart surgery last year and he went into coma for 3 months. Since then he has been having memory problems, like forgetting words, past events, sometimes he remembers events from years ago but not the more recent ones. If that is the effect of his coma, are there any other effects? And can he be fully recovered?
Avatar f tn Hi everybody, My dad had a brain stem stroke 18 days ago. He is in coma. He opens his eye when we call his name. He has small movements on his leg but nothing else. He is diabetic as well with high blood pressure. Does anybody knows what sort of food would be good for him? I read some where that therapy helps. what sort of therapy? and when can they start it? is there any medicine that can help? i appreciate any suggestions. does it help talking to him?sometimes he cries.
Avatar f tn Was it the fact that she couldn't eat, being that she was a diabetic, eventually causing her to go into a coma and die or does the stroke itself do something like hinder her from breathing . Was there something that made her stop breathing because of the stroke itself? She was getting something through an IV but I'm sure there wasn't much nourishment there. I guess I'm hoping that she didn't starve to death although she passed a week after she had the stroke.
Avatar n tn A 10-year old child has had ystem vasculitis for 5 years. Now he is in coma (has been so for 22 days) due to the stroke he faced because his brain vessel burst. Has any practicing doctor ever come across any case when system vasculitis has disappeared as a result of stress (which in this proper case can be the coma)?
Avatar n tn Again, while I can not comment on your husband's diagnosis, I will say it is concerning if he is persistently weak only on one side of his body, and if they have not already done CT scan and/or MRI of his brain, this would be important in order to rule out other potential causes such as a stroke, brain hemorrhage, or tumor. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
Avatar f tn It would be difficult to comment on the cause of the displacement of the ryle’s tube. Possible causes include, reflux, increased stomach pressure, neuromuscular causes etc. Ryle’s tube displacement is not an issue with a tracheostomy since there is little risk of aspiration and the tube can be replaced easily. I would suggest discussing the situation and the suggested management plan in detail with his treating doctor(s). Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar n tn Disc degenerative diseases that cause nerve root pressure or damage, pressure on the spinal cord/pressure on the tail bone are frequent causes of fecal incontinence. Other causes could be chronic laxative use, chronic constipation, recent bowel surgery, decreased awareness rectal fullness or need to defecate, severe hemorrhoids, stress and even emotional problems (so, this is a possibility in your case).
Avatar n tn My mom who is 92 yrs old was a very active vibrant lady and had a massive stroke with swelling just over 1/2 of her brain. She was just moved to nursing home one day ago and hasn't woke up at all and is a very deep sleep. Her urine output seems to have stopped....... What are we to look for to know if she has went into a coma ??
Avatar n tn My dad had a hemorrhagic stroke on Jan. 2. 2007 I know I have reached this site two years late, but I wonder if anyone can tell me if they had a similar stroke. his was on the right side of his brain and effected his left arm and left leg. he was in the hospital from Jan to the end of march. from hospitals to rehabs. he had a feeding tube the whole time and was finally able to drink water and eat food after 2 months.
Avatar n tn I recommend keeping a journal of events-- then you can look back for patterns. A stroke can mess up ways of processing information, of communicating. The stroke person and the significant others need to learn to communicate anew which can be done with good humor and attention. My mother can't get pronouns we've joined her in screwing them up and we now rely on context more than precision of language.
Avatar n tn On March 20, 2008, I suffered a bleeding massive stroke which led me into a coma and on life support with left-sided paralization. On the same day and time, I lost my Mother. Today, I am walking with assistance with the care of my daughter and boyfriend. I believe they are tired as well and they let me know, but I thank God for them and my sons as well, they'll come if called. Jud670, don't ever wish you weren't born. I cared for my grandmother and my mom and I have 5 brothers.
Avatar n tn My 55 yr old mother had a "massive" hemorrhagic stroke Feb. 18/05. The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down.
Avatar f tn Hence the person may become brain dead in a couple of minutes if the edema is uncontrollable. There is a Glasgow coma scale which is used for the assessment of brain injury and stroke patients. The GCS score will be documented; the deeper the coma, the lower the score.You can learn more about this score from the following website:
Avatar f tn My daughter is a cosmetologist and she told me the topo causes the hair follicles to close. What has fallen out, wont grow back, but the hair loss should stop when you discontinue the drug. The Topo really messed up my cycle too. I think my adrenals took a hard hit from just two weeks on the drug. For me it was not worth it. I was stupid, depressed and started having panic attacks on it. I would loose blocks of time. Huge blocks.
Avatar n tn So sorry for the very tough situation you & yours are going through. To lose someone, only 53yrs. old, is unimaginable. I lost my dad 10/24 of this year to a massive hemorrhagic stroke, he was 68. His brain swelled & shifted to one side, he was in a coma & brain dead the next day. I feel he was over medicated.
Avatar m tn I appreciate your concern for your aunt’s health. The most common causes of hemorrhagic stroke are hypertension, elderly age group, weakness in the artery wall in the brain and blood coagulation issues. After the acute management of the condition, stabilization of airway, breathing and circulation, the long-term therapy includes rehabilitation. Recovery is variable and hence different requirement of therapy for different patients. Care must be taken for repositioning her to avoid bedsores.
Avatar f tn We were now informed that my dad is in a coma, he has hemmorage stroke and they believe it happened on the brain stem party, there is still a lot of blood they need to drain they said , and they will give us more info in about a week..
451975 tn?1372332199 My husband gave me an aspirin when he realized I couldn't respond to him and took me to the hospital 5 min. from our home. I was treated as a stroke patient and sent to the downtown Toronto Stroke Centre. Unfortunately, by the time I arrive by ambulance, (about 3 hrs. later), it was too late to administer the 'stroke buster' shot that was planned. After about 4 hours, slowly, I began to regain feeling in my left fingers and forearm.
Avatar n tn Hi there. The various possible causes of coma in your sister are, epilepsy or exposure to heat stroke or hypothermia, hypo or hyperglycemia, uremia or renal failure, trauma or head injury, stroke, psychosis etc. speak with your sister’s intensivist who would be able to tell more about the exact cause of coma in her, if it has been diagnosed. The hypotension could be due to vasomotor collapse or the centres in brain stem getting affected or circulatory shock or septicemia. All the best.
Avatar f tn Today is 12 days that she's in this deep sleep. When I asked her son how she can come out of this operation, sit up, talk, joke and now be in this coma like state, he says that perhaps too much anasthesia may have done this to her. Also, her brain is swelling. Is this I crazy or does anyone else see that something is terribly wrong? Can someone shed some light on why something like this would happen? Thank you in advance.
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Avatar m tn Dark urine. A small amount of dark yellow or brown urine speaks for dehydration. Other causes of dark urine: - vitamin supplements (vitamin B complex) - bright yellow urine - iron supplements: greenish urine - certain antibiotics, for example rifampin (for tuberculosis) - certain artificial food dyes - beet root, blackberries, rhubarb: reddish urine (in some people) - blood: red urine - kidney disease 4. Decreased skin elasticity.
Avatar n tn Be very aware of those cause it can cause a stroke, heart attack, coma, or even death. I'm on the same medication and quit frankly sometimes it works and other times it don't. I don't know what to say that can help ease the pain heck I wish I knew so I wouldn't be in so much pain myself. The side effects of hyperthyroid can become over bearing too.
Avatar f tn The present condition can be co-related to- 1) Old stroke/bleed having a prolonged effect on her condition, OR 2) Weakness which is not allowing the brain to re-organize and perform, These are the only 2 basic causes of the present condition. Please understand that i have tried to keep the explanation very basic and simple.