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how long should amnesia last

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marquart
40 years experience Neurosurgery
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 onse ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
Sure: If experiences aren't ingrained in the brain as memories, they will not be remembered no matter how much time passes. This can happen to people with ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Head trauma: Persistent neurological deficit could be caused by a structural lesion such as brain damage or stroke. There is no way a forum like this can sort th ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yes, many causes: Head trauma, especially concussion, but including true brain injuries in addition, strokes associated with thrombo-embolism to brainstem, coma from an ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on what caused the amnesia as well as the degree of restoration of the brain after the insult. For some it may only be days, for others wee ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Varies: It can last a month to months. I would highly recommend seeing an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner. I have had more rapid recovery in patie ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
31 years experience Neurosurgery
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 surge ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael George
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
This : This is absolutely not normal. I would be concerned about obstructive hydrocephalus. The ventricles contain fluid. This fluid is constantly being p ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: It depends on the cause of the problem. Have you spoken to your pcp or a neurologist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Stroke: The long term variant is a stroke. Transient symptoms are usually a warning of impending permanent injury. See stroke.Org for warning signs of stroke.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: You can get memories back after amnesia. There are no known proven treatments to retrieve previous memories. You are watching too much sci-fi. But, ... Read More
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