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Can Anesthesia Cause Memory Loss
Not easy answer: The memory issues after anesthesia and surgery have been the focus of many studies. It is unclear if anesthesia by itself or if surgery and anesthesia or if surgery by itself is what causes postoperative cognitive dusfunction. There is no know treatment and there is no known proven way to prevent pocd except by not having surgery and anesthesia. ...Read more
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
Not easy answer: After anesthetics, some patients experince postoperative cognitive dusfunctionpocd. The memory issues after anesthesia and surgery have been the focus of many studies. It is unclear if anesthesia by itself or if surgery and anesthesia or if surgery by itself is what causes pocd. There is no known treatment and there is no known proven way to prevent pocd except by not having surgery and anesthesia. ...Read more
Am post op . In life had 5 anesthesia. recovery 4 times morphine, this time had fentanyl. Very messy recov.like drunk. Part memory loss, naughty boy
Please clarify: Your situation is unfortunate and sounds complicated. Not clear what you are asking. Please resubmit with a clear question so we can better respond. Meantime, talk to your surgeon or doctor who's following you about any post-op problems, whether physical or mental changes that may relate to your operation. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes but not for long: Amnesia is often an intentional effect desired by an anesthesiologist for a more pleasant patient experience. With shorter acting medicines, and quicker hospital discharges, the amnesic effect often continues after leaving the hospital. That said, the patient is told to stay home and rest. After a few hours, the amnesic effect, and other anesthesia effects should taper off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.
Why does anesthesia bring on amnesia? Is it psychological reasons why a person should not remember a surgery?
Cognitive effects: Anesthetics activate memory-loss receptors in the brain, ensuring no recall for traumatic events during surgery.Some people have short term amnesia/memory loss or other cognitive symptoms.. depends on age, type of agent used, and how long the person was under.Psychology affects everything, but I believe this is largely the physiologic consequences of having been in a pharmacologically induced coma ...Read more
I had a bad reaction to anesthesia with headaches, and loss of memory and in a fog. Now they found brain lesions could the reaction cause the lesions?
No: The lesions might have been uncovered by the anesthetic, but they could not have been caused by it. Areas around brain lesions of any type are much more sensitive to anesthesia. This us due to the disruption if blood flow around those sites. Because of this an anesthetic could take longer to wear off from these areas causing confusion and your other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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