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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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Can fentanyl cause a patient to have amnesia?

Can fentanyl cause a patient to have amnesia?

With benzo: Fentanyl is usually given with a benzodiazepines like versed for sedation and the benzo usually causes the amnesia. Fentanyl by itself does not cause amnesia but can cause confusion. ...Read more

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Can vomiting everyday cause you to develop cancer?

Can vomiting everyday cause you to develop cancer?

Perhaps: If the vomiting causes a chronic irritation with a change in the lining of the esophagus to precancerous cells, with continued irritation, these cells can undergo further change to cancerous cells. Try to discover why vomiting everyday, see a gastroenterologist and have a scope to see if their are any changes in the esophagus and follow their advice for treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to develop carsickness?

What can cause someone to develop carsickness?

Sensitivities: We know there is a strong association with migraine, which likely involves an inordinate sensitivity of a neurotransmitter, glutamate, and this does run in families. Any dysfunction of inner ear connections can destabilize on motion, and also provoke carsickness. ...Read more

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Help can chemotherapy cause a person to develop azoospermia?

Help can chemotherapy cause a person to develop azoospermia?

Death of sperm cells: Sperm is created from a very early sperm forming cell. All sperm comes from the duplication and then splitting of these early sperm cells. They then grow for the next 90 days to become what is ejaculated. Chemotherapy kills these early cells which then prevents any further sperm to be made. By killing the early progenitor cells it prevents the growth of mature sperm. ...Read more

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Can flashbacks cause you to have memory loss?

No just temp amnesia: Depends on level of ptsd and if it was accompanied by tbi and if there is already a brain and psych condition or existing hard question to answer but can hypothesize that the ptsd can can so severe that the person can stay preoccupied and consumed by it may also cause organic changes in hippocampus and amydgla and other area which are studied for CRF research for trauma join us for latest research. ...Read more

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What can cause people to develop gallstones?

What can cause people to develop gallstones?

Diet: The majority of gallstones are made out of cholesterol, due to an imbalance of the bile acids and cholesterol. Cholesterol imbalance is due to ingestion of high fat content diet. Also rapid weight loss can cause gallstones. ...Read more

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Is altered conscious or coma do to encephalitis guaranteed to be permanent? Or can a person possibly regain consciousness again once swelling clears?

Is altered conscious or coma do to encephalitis guaranteed to be permanent? Or can a person possibly regain consciousness again once swelling clears?

Depends: When the inflammation of an encephalitis is bad enough to induce coma, it is serious & the outcome uncertain.However, with some infectious agents the swelling will eventually clear & normal or near normal function is possible.From that aspect recovery depends on how much actual brain injury is triggered by the germ.If it is just swelling and that is aggressively managed damage may be minimal. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if i will develop multiple skin issues due to stress?

Can you please tell me if i will develop multiple skin issues due to stress?

Possibly: Stress could be physical, environmental or emotional in nature. It all could result in a rash. Stress may cause hives, flushing and herpes simplex outbreak. Stress can cause itching, dry skin and excessive perspiration. ...Read more

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What can you do to help with the motor development problems that occur after hie?

What can you do to help with the motor development problems that occur after hie?

OT, PT, family, too: Occupational therapy (ot) generally deals with fine motor or upper extremity (arm, forearm, hand) plus many daily living activities. Physical therapy (pt) usually involves walking, moving, gross motor activities. Both are important to do at the therapy centers. Of great value is training for families and teachers so the activities can be continued and reinforced in the real-world settings. ...Read more

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Can knee surgery or back surgery cause you to become shorter?

Can knee surgery or back surgery cause you to become shorter?

No: It is difficult to make someone shorter through knee or spine surgery. Typically, corrections of the knee or spine (straighten) will functionally lengthen the limb or stature. The changes though are usually not significant. ...Read more

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Can low b 12 cause you to have terrible band headaches or can it cause you to have trouble with your vision?

Can low b 12 cause you to have terrible band headaches or can it cause you to have trouble with your vision?

It can affect vision: It can cause vision loss by affecting the optic nerve. Usually people get enough B12 by diet, but can have deficiencies after gastric surgery. If you feel you have a related eye problem, see your eye doctor. They can check your color vision and peripheral vision to help with the diagnosis. It's rare, but reversible! ...Read more

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Can having asthma lead to more serious conditions in the future? And if so, how would you prevent these conditions?

Can having asthma lead to more serious conditions in the future? And if so, how would you prevent these conditions?

Astma is serious : Asthma can be severe, even life threatening by itself. The lack of appropriate treatment cannot only lead to wosening asthma, but excessive use of oral or injectable steroids can induce steroid associated diseases. Asthma is a chronic, often life long disease with excellent treatment options. Consider seeing a board certified allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Can emotional stress cause you to have amnesia?

Can emotional stress cause you to have amnesia?

Yes: Excessive stress will increase your cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone. High levels of cortisol over an extended period of time can damage areas of your brain that are needed for the storage of memories. Try to reduce all the different stressors in your life. Proper diet, proper sleep-wake cycles, proper exercise are needed. Learn some stress reduction techniques like meditation or yoga. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be exposed to some back mold around air vents to cause serious health problems? Can it cause death?

How long do you have to be exposed to some back mold around air vents to cause serious health problems? Can it cause death?

This mold: is common and steps to eliminate it should be taken HOWEVER this kind of mold is seldom AIRBORNE and can produce ALLERGIC symptomatology in susceptible individuals! IT DOES NOT KILL PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What can lead to people to have cancer?

What can lead to people to have cancer?

See below: Cancer is many different disease with different causes. One cause is genetic predisposition. Other causes are use of tobacco and alcohol; exposure to radiation, air pollution; obesity, lack of exercise and hormones. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/causes. ...Read more

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How severe do fevers have to be to cause hallucinations?

How severe do fevers have to be to cause hallucinations?

Delerium: The brain is not used to high temperatures, and hence stops working correctly. A common symptom of delirium is intense visual and tactile hallucinations. ...Read more

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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 more

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What medications are given before surgery to cause amnesia and sedation?

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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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?

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

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Which surgery is better for Petit Mal. My medication very unsuccessful and the side effect is memory loss?

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 more

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How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

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 surgery, etc. It can last a few weeks, to being permanent. I would ask your neurosurgeon those specific questions. ...Read more

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What happens if a brain shunt shifts after surgery, is the memory loss permanent or temporary once the shunt is corrected?

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

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Is someone with severe alzheimer's disease eg. Severe memory loss able to consent to having deep brain stimulation surgery?

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 more

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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?

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?

It could be a new: stroke or tia, so you should have her see her doctor. It is possible that morphine is causing her symptoms, but other causes need to be excluded first. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

Not usually: Once a bad gallbladder is removed and those symptoms fade, your underlying bile/acid reflux may become more symptomatic. Bile binders and anti acid medications can help you. Okay to check in with your surgeon or your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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What causes pain in the left side if prior surgery?

What causes pain in the left side if prior surgery?

Unsure: There is not enough information here to help answer your question. The best thing to do is call your physician and talk directly to him/her about this. ...Read more

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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be ...Read more