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Can surgery cause you to develop amnesia?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What medications are given before surgery to cause amnesia and sedation?

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 more

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Is a surgery that can cause retrograde amnesia even feasible in the near future?

See psychologist: Your comment suggests that you need to forget do thing.mdont bet on a surgicallmso.ution. ...Read more

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Is a surgery that deliberately causes retrograde amnesia feasible? If so, would it be legal?

Is a surgery that deliberately causes retrograde amnesia feasible? If so, would it be legal?

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

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Can surgery for glioblastoma multiforme cause amnesia?

Yes: Depending on where the tumor is, one of the complications of a brain tumor or brain surgery can be amnesia. In general, patients with tumors in the temporal lobe are at highest risk. ...Read more

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After brain tumor surgery, is that going to cause a permanent amnesia?

After brain tumor surgery, is that going to cause a permanent amnesia?

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

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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.

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 more

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Is it necessary for minor surgery along with local do you have to have those amnesia drugs for sedation.

Is it necessary for minor surgery along with local do you have to have those amnesia drugs for sedation.

Anesthesia: if surgery is being done under local anesthesia sometimes, depending on the extent of the surgery, oral anti anxiety medication may be offered depending on the patient's tolerance to pain. Often the patient is given the choice. ...Read more

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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

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How can i get shoulder surgery (general anes) without/or with minimal amnesia? thanks

How can i get shoulder surgery (general anes) without/or with minimal amnesia? thanks

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

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Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more