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Doctor insights on: Could Spinal Stenosis Cause Short Term Memory Loss

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Spinal Stenosis (Definition)

A medical condition in which the openings where the nerves leave the spine are narrowed. As a result of the narrowed openings, nerves can get pinched off, leading to symptoms such as pain, ...Read more


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Can spinal stenosis cause you to have short term memory loss?

Can spinal stenosis cause you to have short term memory loss?

No: It just doesn't work that way. You may think you are going to lose your mind due to the pain and you may lose your mind taking the medications used to treat the pain of spinal stenosis but, no, it does not lead to short term memory loss. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis lead to short term memory loss?

Can spinal stenosis lead to short term memory loss?

No: It just doesn't work that way. You may think you are going to lose your mind due to the pain and you may lose your mind taking the medications used to treat the pain of spinal stenosis but, no, it does not lead to short term memory loss. ...Read more

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Could erb palsy be cause short-term memory loss?

Could erb palsy be cause short-term memory loss?

No relationship: Erb palsy is the result of a stretching and or tearing of the nerves to the arm due to shoulder dystocia. It should not have anything to do with memory difficulty, unless the diagnosis of Erb palsy is confused with an upper extremity diosrde due to brain injury. ...Read more

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Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Yes: One of the more common issues with poor memory performance is depression and/or stress. Disinterest and in attention along with easy distractability make one appear to have memory loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the typical head injuries that could cause short term memory loss?

Can you tell me the typical head injuries that could cause short term memory loss?

Memory loss: To have short term memory loss the head injury is usually significant enough to cause a loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Can antabuse (disulfiram) cause short term memory loss if someone has taken it with alcohol or in general?

Can antabuse (disulfiram) cause short term memory loss if someone has taken it with alcohol or in general?

No: Epocrates literature do not mention it as side effect. Alcohol is the one to blame for memory loss. It is very common to have lapses ( mental lagoons) of forgetting what happened recently ( the night before for example) because of drinking alcohol. An exaggeration of this is shown in the movies. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Alcohol, Memory Loss: Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated. ...Read more

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Can taking citalopram cause short term memory loss?

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Can taking citalopram cause short term memory loss?

Celexa (citalopram): Possible, can occur at higher dose, usually above 40mg. Per day. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Memory Loss: I understand your concern. Cymbalta may cause short term memory loss. At age 17, possible causes are- ? Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use ? Stress ? Depression ? Sleep deprivation ? Deficiencies in vitamin B1 and B12 ? Underactive or Overactive thyroid gland ? HIV ? Head injury See a Physician for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and monitoring of Cymbalta, (duloxetine) Breathing Relax ...Read more

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Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Sort of: Hepatic encephalopathy can be associated with a variety of neurological symptoms from confusion and delirium to coma. Since confused patients may not be attentive it may appear they have short term memory loss. Once treated the mental status problems are reversible. ...Read more

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Can pamelor (nortriptyline) cause short term memory loss and weird irrational thoughts?

Can pamelor (nortriptyline) cause short term memory loss and weird irrational thoughts?

Maybe: It is best to consult your psychiatrist or general primary care physician about the specific side effects you may be experiencing. Sometimes, Pamelor (nortriptyline) can lead to some cognitive deficits especially in older people. However, the illnesses they treat can also be experienced as cognitive impairing as well. ...Read more

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Does clonzazepam cause short term memory loss even if you just take it as needed?

Does clonzazepam cause short term memory loss even if you just take it as needed?

Yes it can.: It can depend on what you mean by "as needed." Clonazepam can cause sedation and it is not unusual for someone taking it to not be as alert, and for their brain to not process what's going on around them in exactly the same way, thus making it difficult to retrieve memories when called upon. ...Read more

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Can right or left sided heart failure cause short term memory loss?

Can right or left sided heart failure cause short term memory loss?

Yes: If you have heart failure it can cause blood flow problems to the brain. Blood carries nutrients to the cells in the brain that are involved in memory. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness & short term memory loss?

What are the causes of dizziness & short term memory loss?

Many things.: Many things. These 2 symptoms are common in dozens of diseases. Must see your doctor. First to rule out are: 1. Accidental otc drug overdose; 2. Psychological problems, such as depression or acute panic syndrome. 3. Heart beating abnormalities. 4. Ear, sinus infections. 5. Then work onto possible diabetes, ms, alzheimers and dozens of other illnesses. ...Read more

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Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How  long will i need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Neurologist needed: Memory loss secondary to a stroke would seem common. Strokes are really a lack of oxygen to areas of the brain; the severity and location of which are the main indicators of the symptoms and signs one would have. A full neurology work-up to diagnose the extent and origin of the stroke is needed and a plan of rehabilitation is needed to bring back as much function as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes short term memory loss?

What causes short term memory loss?

Many conditions: Many diseases and injuries cause short term memory loss. Head injury is one of the most common causes in young people, while dementia is one of the most common causes in older adults. Other causes include tumors, medication effects, nutritional deficiency, epilepsy, sleep deprivation, stroke, pseudodementia, and many others. A neuropsychological and neurological evaluation can identify the cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of short term memory loss?

Many causes: There are many causes of short term memory loss. In the younger patients ( < 50-60 years), the common causes include head injury, stroke, drug use, alcohol. In the elderly, the common causes include alzheimer's disease, stroke, parkinson's disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Can short term memory loss be caused by traumatic experiences , stress grief .. Is losing your memory permament or as depression lifts it will return ?

Can short term memory loss be caused by traumatic experiences , stress grief .. Is losing your memory permament or as depression lifts it will return ?

It should return: Unless there is a physical (vascular) problem, your memory should return and you can help this process by what you do. Seeking supportive psychotherapy and/or practicing something like mindful meditation may be useful. Even books, music or film and conversation with pleasant companions can re-ignite short-term memory - so can active spiritual exercises. Do try to have faith as you heal. ...Read more

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What can cause brain atrophy diagnosis at 34 during MRI for ms. I suffer from short term memory loss, can this be caused from the atrophy?

What can cause brain atrophy diagnosis at 34 during MRI for ms.  I suffer from short term memory loss, can this be caused from the atrophy?

Brain atrophy: I am sorry to hear about the memory problems. This is common in multiple sclerosis and yes, it correlates with the brain atrophy. Available therapy may help in slowing down the degree of progressive atrophy it occurs in ms. New data presented by Gilenya (fingolimod) (fingilimod) suggest it helps in this particular problem. Donepezil may help the symptoms of memory problems. Memantine is not recommended in ms. ...Read more

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What causes frequent headaches, short term memory loss, occasional dificulty talking, and the inability to think, (almost as if my brain shuts off)?

Anxiety and headache: Anxiety often causes neck muscles to tighten. These muscles insert on the back of the head and cause tension migraines. These headaches frequently worsen as the day progresses. The can cause difficulty with concentration which in turn leads to problems with memory or even speech. ...Read more

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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more