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Does Memory Loss After Waking Up From A Brief Coma Eventually Come Back
My dad woke up from a coma a few days ago and alot of his mind is disorientated! Is this natural? Will his memory come back completely?
Memory loss: Memory loss subsequent to coma can depend upon the reason for the coma. Some patients in a coma were placed in a medically -induced one while others may have had a disease state that caused the coma. Some patients may have sustained brain injury and the type an location of the injured brain can impact the amount of memory loss. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Memory loss: The brain is one of our most resilient organs. Yes, you could experience improvement. My advice is that you have periodic check us with a neurologist. Read more
Not related: Both in my practice, and reading the research, I cannot recall ever learning about any connection between masturbation and memory loss. It would be helpful if you could explain who specifically suggested to you that there is a connection, how old you are, and any other relevant information. Perhaps many others have similar concerns but don't ask. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father was attacked and beaten on the head with a shavel which led to him being in a coma for 2 and half months now he has huge memory loss.?
Sorry to hear this: I'm sorry to hear that this happened to your father. I hope your father will regain his memory or be able to carry on and make new memories. I also hope that you'll get the support you need in dealing with this difficult situation. When a patient has been in a coma for an extended period of time there are often memory problems and cognitive difficulties that can be helped through rehabilitation. Read more
It's complex.: Memory is a complex, poorly understood phenomenon. The fluctuations in blood pressure, blood flow and inflammation all can contribute. Often brain tissue is also destroyed during a coma which can have effects on memory. This is active area of medical research. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Status epilepticus is a life-threatening condition in which seizures are prolonged and affect much of the brain. Someone can be in a coma with se either because of prolonged seizures or because of meds used to stop the seizure. In either case once the seizures stop it can take time to recover. If the seizures are very prolonged damage to the brain can occur. Read more
Extreme tiredness no energy excessive sleepiness no cause has been found bloods have come back normal memory problems sleep during the day.
Too common: Enigmatic hypersomnia (idiopathic) is seen in young women sometimes without clear cause. In the majority of the young ladies I have seen with this, the condition almost always improves within a few years. Worth seeing a doctor who specializes in sleep medicine nonetheless to make sure no other reason and to discuss treatment options. Read more
I overdosed and was in a coma for 3 days from oding on Seqoquel. 3 years later I still have delayed speech, memory problems, cognition problems- why?
Yes: This is a very complex neurological area. Not all amnesia is permanent, and in fact many memory losses that are the result of a trauma often result in a return of some or all of the memory. This area is so complex and has so many variables that a simple definitive answer cannot be given with out more information about the specifics in any particular case. Read more
ULQ pain that radiates around to back & upper chest for last 2yrs, nausea, headaches, memory loss, fatigue, lost 30lbs All procedures come back normal?
Psychological: With your symptoms Dx of Peptic Ulcer, GE reflux, Pancreatitis, Esophageal stricture for different reasons, Malabsorption, Gluten sensitivity come to mind. I assume you had normal EGD and CT scan of Abdomen along with Blood/stool tests. I hope you do not have Anorexia, or Bulemia with Binge eating problem. Small frequent meals with trial of Pancreatic Enzymes (to help Digest the food). Read more
Chronic illness with a variety of symptoms that change daily. Chonic nausea, stomach pain, hypoxemia, rashes, memory loss, dizziness, etc. Tests come back 'normal' What tests should I ask Dr for?
I came out of a septic coma a month ago and still am experiencing headaches and certain back aches, my motorskills...But #1 my memory badly affected!?
Seek further help: I agree with dr. Goldie. Your illness sounds to have been catastrophic and you have made an incredible recovery. However, you should seek further input from a qualified specialist, such as a neurologist. How we store and process memory is incredibly complex and remains to be fully understood. I would also recommend searching out tools for optimizing memory on the internet. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It is possible, but it depends on many factors. Such as their level of functioning before the coma, what was the cause of the coma, how long they were in the coma, were there other complications during the coma. It varies based on many factors. Therefore the only way to know how the person will turn out is to weigh all of the different factors. Read more
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