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Doctor insights on: Short Term Memory Loss After Head Injury

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


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I suffered a head injury about 3 years ago. Is it normal to still be getting occasional migraines & to still have issues with short term memory?

I suffered a head injury about 3 years ago. Is it normal to still be getting occasional migraines & to still have issues with short term memory?

Concussion: Look up concussion. These seem to be post concussive symptoms. All head injuries vary and depend on the extent of the head injury. Yes is the answer to the question and both seem to improve over time. Having a neurologist or neurosurgeon with the help of a neuropsychologist can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the typical head injuries that could cause short term memory loss?

Can you tell me the typical head injuries that could cause short term memory loss?

Memory loss: To have short term memory loss the head injury is usually significant enough to cause a loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Feeling tired after 12hr night sleep every day, head ache for 3 weeks on right side of head, seizure symptoms, short term memory loss ?

Feeling tired after 12hr night sleep every day, head ache for 3 weeks on right side of head, seizure symptoms, short term memory loss ?

One possible cause: There is not enough data to make a diagnosis here, but one idea as a cause of some of this could be sleep apnea. This results in fatigue after sleeping, worse seizures, and headaches, especially headaches that occur in the mornings. ...Read more

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Memory loss after head injury, wil i get it back?

Memory loss after head injury, wil i get it back?

Recovery cont for 2y: Depending on the type of injury, spontaneous recovery from head injury can occur for up to two years. Speech/cognitive therapy is helpful for 'exercising' the neural pathways and doing activities to rebuild cognitive skills. ...Read more

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Head injury causing memory loss. Will I get it back?

Head injury causing memory loss. Will I get it back?

Depends on severity: Memory loss from a head injury will not return. Some patients may have retrograde amnesia (loss of memory for incidents preceding the trauma) and some may have memory loss for events during and following the trauma. Neither will return. However, subsequent memory is usually normal. ...Read more

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If a head injury causes memory loss. How long does it take to get it back?

If a head injury causes memory loss. How long does it take to get it back?

Varies with severity: The extent and duration of memory impairment vary depending on how severe the initial injury was. Mild injury usually produces temporary symptoms, while more severe cases with damaged brain tissue will cause permanent loss of function. Much will depend on the location of the damaged tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more