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can a concussion affect memory

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: If you are concerned about a specific memory such as that around the time of the concussion, that is likely to be permanently lost as the patient is f ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, see your doctor: See a doctor or a neurologist for a full workup.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Probably not: The way you describe this incident does not suggest a reason to worry. You are wise to be aware that brain injuries can be cumulative, so take reasona ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Avoid more TBI: The most important thing that you can do is to avoid activities where he may have future concussions. So if he is a football player, no more. There is ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
Not good: Repeat concussions can cause a disproportionate amount of brain injury if they occur close enough in time. If you suffer a concussion, do your very be ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: You should have neuropsychological testing to assess the degree of impairment, if any.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Yes they can depending on intensity of impact and how many times the brain got injured.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly never: Depending on severity and how well and healthy your brain was and doing prior to trauma.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Amnesia may be caused by seizures, tumors, psychiatric issues, stroke and by transient global amnesia - a curious phenomenon with loss of memory and r ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unlikely, but: You may still be in recovery, and could be very sensitive to alcohol. Best you wait until the fogginess has fully departed.

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