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Doctor insights on: Short Term Memory Loss After Head Injury

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How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

Depends on type: Post-op deficits, such as short-term memory problems, depend on the type of surgery, location, how much brain tissue was manipulated, length of surgery, etc. It can last a few weeks, to being permanent. I would ask your neurosurgeon those specific questions. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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Which comes first short or long term memory loss?

Which comes first short or long term memory loss?

Last in, first out: Short term memory is lost first in most neurological diseases involving cognition. Intermediate memory goes next and finally long term memory dissipates. ...Read more

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Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

NO !: There is no relationship. Short term memory loss may be due to lack of concentration or stress unless it is persistent or progressive. ...Read more

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How fast can a person regain their memory after having short term memory loss?

How fast can a person regain their memory after having short term memory loss?

Memory loss: That depends on what caused the memory loss. Consult a neurologist & your pcp for workup. ...Read more

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What is worse, short term memory loss or long?

What is worse, short term memory loss or long?

Depends: You're probably thinking of aging issues and ultimately dementia. Most aging memory losses are seen 1st as short-term problems because they can have major impacts on daily functioning. Few people will care if you forget you 5th grade teacher's name but your family will worry if you forget to pay bills, take meds, how to get home. But you'd care if you lose parts of your identity that you value. ...Read more

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Can having a right temporal lobectomy cause short term memory damage?

Can having a right temporal lobectomy cause short term memory damage?

Short answer: Yes....but in your case...other contributing factors to short term memory loss could also be the effects of epilepsy itself on a chronic basis and even more importantly the long term effects of taking antiepileptic medications. ...Read more

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Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Yes: One of the more common issues with poor memory performance is depression and/or stress. Disinterest and in attention along with easy distractability make one appear to have memory loss. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Alcohol, Memory Loss: Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated. ...Read more

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How long can amnesia memory loss last?

How long can amnesia memory loss last?

Variable periods: Amnesia can be retrograde ( unable to remember before incident of onset of amnesia) and ante grade meaning not able to remember after incident of onset. Most amnesia is due to a traumatic or severe stressful event and usually lasts a few hours to a few days. Longer periods of amnesia are rare. ...Read more

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Can loss of sense of smell affect short or/and long term memory ?

Can loss of sense of smell affect short or/and long term memory ?

Being studied now!: Seems a quite active area for research now. Much would depend on reasons for the loss of smell sense. Also, without a trauma or disease cause, there are studies looking into that as a very early indicator of future alzheimer's or parkinson's. Efforts are all over the MAP - it's an interesting question. Some love this sense - others care less. I'd miss it a lot, so if this is you, i feel your loss. ...Read more

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Is long term and short term memory loss and difficulty concentrating common after acute liver failure? What should I do?

Is long term and short term memory loss and difficulty concentrating common after acute liver failure? What should I do?

LF cause above plus: Acute liver failure (alf) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the sudden onset of coagulopathy and encephalopathy. The outcome is unpredictable and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. ...Read more

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What causes short term memory loss?

Many conditions: Many diseases and injuries cause short term memory loss. Head injury is one of the most common causes in young people, while dementia is one of the most common causes in older adults. Other causes include tumors, medication effects, nutritional deficiency, epilepsy, sleep deprivation, stroke, pseudodementia, and many others. A neuropsychological and neurological evaluation can identify the cause. ...Read more

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Was reaching 60 a possible reason for short term memory loss?

NO: The previous division of memory loss to presenile(below 65) and senile is obsolete. The diagnosis is not based on age but alzheimer disease becomes more common as we age. ...Read more

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Having short term memory loss really bad?

Having short term memory loss really bad?

Unclear: Short-term memory loss at age 45 is unusual. Sometimes depression can cause this symptom. Also, medical conditions such as hypothyroidism and B12 deficiency. See if you have any other symptoms, and check yourself for those conditions. In an otherwise completely healthy adult without symptoms, short-term memory loss needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Sort of: Hepatic encephalopathy can be associated with a variety of neurological symptoms from confusion and delirium to coma. Since confused patients may not be attentive it may appear they have short term memory loss. Once treated the mental status problems are reversible. ...Read more

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Can gingko prevent short term memory loss?

Can gingko prevent short term memory loss?

Not sure: There is no definite evidence for this substance or a great number of similar claims , the latest one being coconut oil. ...Read more

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Have short term memory loss and mci been linked?

Yes: If the memory problem is real, meaning that we have excluded, treatable causes such as depression and normal forgetfulness, it can be a sign of mci(mlid cognitive impairment). ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis lead to short term memory loss?

Can spinal stenosis lead to short term memory loss?

No: It just doesn't work that way. You may think you are going to lose your mind due to the pain and you may lose your mind taking the medications used to treat the pain of spinal stenosis but, no, it does not lead to short term memory loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more