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Can Surgery Cause You To Develop Amnesia
Short term, yes.: Amnesia is usually a desirable component of anesthesia, and short term (less than 24 hours) amnesia with cognitive dysfunction (abnormal thinking) is common after general anesthesia. However, uncomplicated anesthesia and surgery does not cause long term amnesia. In other words, if you do not have any complications during anesthesia or surgery, there should be no long term amnesia. Dr. Mike. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Versed: You want to know what medication your doctor of anesthesia will give you before surgery to help forget the surgery. Most likely the drug will be versed or midazolam. It has a rapid onset and can be repeated. Most patients then describe a memory lapse of the procedure itself. Make sure a family member accompanies you so you can get home, you can't drive yourself, and to remember the instruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See psychologist: Your comment suggests that you need to forget do thing.mdont bet on a surgicallmso.ution. ...Read more
If you would like: to forget somethings from the past you are better off seeing a mental health professional to help you process and put things behind you in a healthy way. The surgery you mention is not feasible and would only be an avoidance of psychological growth. What would happen next time you want to forget? Peace and good health. Sorry something has been so painful for you and I respect that. ...Read more
Location: It depends on the location of the tumor. If the tumor is close to memory centers then amnesia might happen, otherwise, if tumor is located in the motor center or sensory center of the brain then brain surgery might affect motion, sensation, speech etc based on the area affected. Always consult with neurosurgeon. ...Read more
What CHF treatments will not cause fatigue and memory loss? My mother's apparent "dementia" arose from lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) when she got CHF after bowel surgery.
Avoid betablockers: CHF can be treated without the use of a beta blocker (lopressor) although using one is preferable. Thus she can be treated with a diuretic, angiotensin inhibitor, aldosterone antagonist and, it might be reasonable to try a different beta blocker such as carvedilol. It's commonly started at an exceptionally low dose (3.125 mg) and gradually increased to 6.25, 12.5 and 25 mg - all twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it necessary for minor surgery along with local do you have to have those amnesia drugs for sedation.
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
U will always have-: -that lost period of the events during surgery. U may recall up 2 a certain point but when U wake up U have no conception of time elapsed or what was done. That's the great thing about gen anesthesia. The only way 2 have recall is 2 B paralyzed, then U hear & FEEL. This is torture. ...Read more
My dad fall and have a blood in the brain, he doesn't need a surgery, he have amnesia and hallucination. How can I help him?
Watch him.: Make sure the neurologist follows the patient with imaging studies ( ct or mri). He/she may order medicines for hallucinations . Amnesia may improve by itself or stayed the same. There are drugs for hallucinations. Just be supportive taking pt to appointments and reminding him what he has to do. Read about falling precautions . He might need institutionalization if difficult to handle. ...Read more
Which surgery is better for Petit Mal. My medication very unsuccessful and the side effect is memory loss?
Educate yourself: Sounds like you know little or nothing about your epilepsy. "Petit mal" is an obsolete term; hasn't been used for >20 years. Stop using it. Do you have primary generalized or partial epilepsy? Surgery is only for partial. By "surgery" do you include vagus-nerve stimulator? Surgery is only a last resort. If you're not satisfied with your treatment find an epileptilogist & educate YOURSELF too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a brain shunt shifts after surgery, is the memory loss permanent or temporary once the shunt is corrected?
The brain can heal: There is hope of regaining your memory.,even if there is memory loss. Tthis because the brain can be repaired, due to Neuroplasticity. The brain can repair or make new neural connections through the mean of cognitive therapy by a Speech and Language Pathologist or through Neurofeedback and eating an anti-inflammatory diet. ...Read more
Is someone with severe alzheimer's disease eg. Severe memory loss able to consent to having deep brain stimulation surgery?
Capacity not likely: In general, the capacity to make medical decisions is based on an understanding the medical problem, treatment options and the risk of both consenting and say no and not suffering from an additional problem that makes it hard to thing rationally. Severe dementia interfere with the ablity ity to know what is wrong, understand treatment related issues and to assess risk.Requires assessment but unlike. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A friend 78 years old, shuffles when she walks, stoops, falls for no apparent reason, does not see well after cataract surgery this has all started with in one year. Has short term memory loss
is it parkinson's?
80 y.o. female had hip fracture surgery month and half ago, on morphine and rehab since. Now intermittent slurring of speech and mild memory loss?
40 year-old white woman with narcolepsy and cataplexy since childhood, plus migraines, still searching for an effective treatment.....?
Please repost: Please repost your question with an explanation of what you mean by "effective" treatment. What is "ineffective" about the current treatment regimen? Bearing in mind that both conditions are hereditary (though the genetics are complex) and the only REALLY effective treatment is to make a better choice of parents. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Should i get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.
It depends: There are many factors to consider. Surgery for TMJ is extremely aggressive and invasive. I would exhaust other treatment options like an oral appliance to adjust jaw position or Botox injections to relive discomfort. Be certain you are seeing a prosthodontists and/or oral surgeon to explain your specific treatment options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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