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Can a concussion affect memory

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
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. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
No: If you have had a normal memory since recovery from your concussion 3 years ago, any difficulty with memory would not be related, but indicates a new ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 17 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Yes: Yes they can depending on intensity of impact and how many times the brain got injured.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
Possible improvement: It would depend on the cause of the memory loss how much if any improvement is possible. If there is no brain damage a complete reversal of the proble... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Concussion: Please bring her back to the ed asap. She has a concussion and needs a ct scan of the brain. Depending on her vital signs and result of the ct scan, s... Read More
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