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What can still happen while a person is braindead?

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by Deardawn Deardawn (New) New

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Can someone who has been refered to as brain dead do any of the following...

Spike a fever?

Open their eyes?

Have a seizure?

Get an erection?

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Can you give us a little context as to why you want to know this?

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I 've had several deaths of family and friends this year, a few were deemed brain dead. The questions are both from my own observations and what I was told by others. I guess I'm just curious.

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You want to know if a few of your several deceased family members this year that were declared brain dead can have an erection?

Moderators, call your office....

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What? No that's not what I said. I had one person tell me that they witnessed an erection on a family member that was said to be brain dead. I'm not a pervert, I just want to know if it's possible. Same with the other questions, just want to know what's possible during brain death and what's not.

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hoekan01 has 9 years experience.

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It is very common for brain dead people to have fevers. That happens a lot and has to be well-controlled in brain death when waiting for organ donation. I have seen dead men get erections, since it is related to blood flow, but I've never seen it in a brain dead patient (although I'm sure it's possible). It's also very likely that it was a lump of catheter tubing or something under a blanket that appeared to be an erection, but wasn't really.

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