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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can a person in coma move?

People who are in coma cannot obey commands. They may move, however, in response to touch or pain, or even on their own.

2. Does a person experience pain while in coma?

Being in coma may be compared to being under anesthesia. People in coma may well react to pain by moving, or even groaning, but most often have no memory of pain.

3. Does a person in coma hear?

People in coma sometimes show signs that they are able to hear and understand. Often, these signs are just simple reflexes - like squeezing a hand, or sucking, in response to a touch. Occasionally, people in coma seem to become calm when they hear a familiar voice. Since they almost never remember these events, it is impossible to decide if they actually recognized a voice or understood what was said. However, as a rule, it is good to talk to people in coma as though they could hear and understand what was being said.

4. What is the vegetative state?

People who wake up and sleep but have no meaningful interaction with the world around them are said to be in persistent vegetative state. The prognosis for regaining full mental faculties once the vegetative state has supervened is almost negligible.

5. Can I do something to prevent coma?

Many of the head injuries that cause comas can be prevented through safety practices, such as wearing seatbelts in cars and helmets on bicycles and motorcycles. Routine doctor visits will lessen the chances of coma in patients with diabetes, seizure disorders or other conditions that may lead to coma.

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Hi my elder brother[28 years] is in Comma from last 2 years due to head injury by Road Accident. He is opening eyes and nothing else. His operation was held in New Delhi AIIMS india shunt placed in this brain by the Doctors.

Can You pls suggest me any way to get back my bro in our life as earlier. Pls suggest me any treatment that will be effected in this condition ?? and pls Pray for My brother pls pls pls.

Chandra_28 Sunday, August 17, 2014
my wife is in coma for 6 days but after coming out of coma she forgot most of the things but after one week she recognised my family friends but she is not looking like a normal person how long will it take to come to normal life
SURYA3030 Friday, December 13, 2013
Hi I am 12th studying student ,, and have a question - According to my Book for acquiring the features of a living being one must possess consciousness and should have the capacity to grow and reproduce . So can a person in Coma be called a living being who dont have consciousness . Some1 please answer......
Arpi12 Sunday, September 29, 2013
Please Dear All! Guide me, Who is best Doctor of Comatose in Pakistan???? which hospital have best treatment facility of Coma?????
Q.Stare Monday, September 16, 2013
My mom passed away last year from multiple things but she had an anurisum on her heart and had to undergo open heart surgery. She lived for 10 days and wasn't getting any better. I know when she was in a state of coma she could hear me. I really miss her. I lost my bf...last year aug 26 2012
Karly23 Thursday, August 22, 2013
Hi Karly23, it's really sad that you had to lose you loved ones. I can understand your state of mind. Wish you all the luck in future. God Bless!
Advancells Monday, August 26, 2013
my friend [19yrs old] is in a coma due to drinking kerosene and overdozing with panadol tabletes... doctors sd he will not survive for long.. his liver has now failed, his brain is swelling up nd his lungs arealso giving up dea any chance he cn still survive and come out of coma? and if a miracle happens nd he comes out of coma..will he ever be able to live a normal life? :(
paayal95 Sunday, July 21, 2013
A patient suffering from a coma can get back to normal provided that he/she gets the right treatment and care. Such patients needs to be handled with care. I would also suggest people to go for stem cell therapies, which can do wonders.
Advancells Thursday, August 15, 2013
My bf is in coma right now due to severe injury of his body from head to toe and Dr. said that every time he speak to him that i am waiting him his heart rate get increase. Its hard for me right now coz i am here in Philippines and he is in Canada right now.I love him so much and he is everything to me. Please pray for him for his Immediate recovery and he will awake soon coz i miss him so much. I know God will taking care of him.I feel my babe is miss me too.please help me to pray for him.
charjh Wednesday, June 5, 2013
My ex bf got t-boned by a semi and now is in a coma and his friend told me his both legs are broken and left arm is broken and bruises all over him and I'm so sad about it. i want him to wake up from his coma. i feel like its my fault for everything i mean i left him and made everything worse for him. So i asked the Lord to keep him alive and awake for his family, friends, and for me. and i still love him and miss him after what happen between me and him. So can everyone please pray for him please?
cookielove2020 Monday, April 1, 2013
can patient be treated for adder ingrid when he's in coma
muslima Saturday, October 13, 2012
Donnie Woke up praise to Jesus Christ! I wish everyone else here the same that the coma patients wake up i'll pray for you guys! I've been writing prayer request's to Everyone I know nearly! that I thought would pray and some people that I didn't know.
blade_709 Monday, August 27, 2012
A very close friend of mine is in a coma after having heart operation she is my high school sweet heart who couldn't bear to lose could u say a prayer for her please
lnnsnst423 Friday, December 21, 2012
I am also Woke up by gods grace
sophai Sunday, February 10, 2013
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