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Does memory loss after waking up from a brief coma eventually come back?

Does memory loss after waking up from a brief coma eventually come back?

Variable: Memory loss of the events near the time of a loss of consciousness may or may not return, depending upon the severity of the injury. It is not uncommon for these memories to return over the ensuing days to weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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 as ...Read more


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Memory loss after coma, does it come back?

Memory loss after coma, does it come back?

Depends: If the coma was brief you do not get memory loss except during coma or small time before and after coma. If the coma was prolonged and caused permanent damage to brain then memory impairment will likely be permanent and will be called dementia. ...Read more

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Does memory loss after waking up from seizure come back?

Does memory loss after waking up from seizure come back?

Unlikely: In general, in the immediate time period after a generalized seizure (the post-ictal period), memory registration is impaired and new memories cannot be properly formed. It is not likely that events which occur in the post-ictal period will be recalled. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not while in coma: His immediate pre coma period events will likely be lost. Nothing that happened during the coma will not have been recorded into memory. Distant memories will return but may be confused for a period of time. ...Read more

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What causes memory loss after waking from a coma?

What causes memory loss after waking from a coma?

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 more

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Could memory loss from head trauma ever come back to normal?

Could memory loss from head trauma ever come back to normal?

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

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Will memory loss due to masturbation come back?

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 more

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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.?

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

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Help! Could someone have memory loss after being in a coma?

Help! Could someone have memory loss after being in a coma?

Yes: During ca no new memory traces are laid down so the person will not remember the time in coma. Memory loss due to the damaging cause of coma such as traumatic brain injury, hypoxia, stroke or other metabolic causes of coma can negatively effect memory. ...Read more

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What are the causes of memory loss in someone who was in a coma?

What are the causes of memory loss in someone who was in a coma?

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 more

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Is it common to experience memory loss after status epilepticus coma?

Is it common to experience memory loss after status epilepticus coma?

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

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Is amnesia common after waking up from coma?

Is amnesia common after waking up from coma?

Possibly: It depends on what the reason for the coma is. You won't have any memory of the coma itself, but depending on if you had a head injury or if any part of your brain was affected, then you could have various forms of amnesia. ...Read more

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Extreme tiredness no energy excessive sleepiness no cause has been found bloods have come back normal memory problems sleep during the day.

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

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Is there some kind of amnesia in which the memories come back to you?

Is there some kind of amnesia in which the memories come back to you?

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

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ULQ pain that radiates around to back & upper chest for last 2yrs, nausea, headaches, memory loss, fatigue, lost 30lbs All procedures come back normal?

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

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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!?

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!?

You sound clear: You appear to be having remarkable recovery from a very serious illness. In absence of direct damage to the brain, full memory should recover. Memory for the time you were so ill should be lost for ever - thank goodness! ...Read more

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Do people get there memory back after a coma?

Do people get there memory back after a coma?

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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Can someome in a coma lose their memory and get it back?

Depends on the cause: If the cause of the coma results in extensive brain damage then memory loss may be permanent. However, if, for example, coma is due to drug overdose, but no brain damage has occurred then memory is more likely to return. ...Read more

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My pregnant girlfriend had a heart attack and was in a coma for a few days. She has no memory of me. Is this permanent or will she get it back?

Not known: If by 100 days she still does not know you, the probability of her recognizing you become less likely, but never say never. ...Read more

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Will my period come back if I gained weight because it has gone after I loss weight? And what I have to do to gain weight? I am 16 years and virgin

Will my period come back if I gained weight because it has gone after I loss weight? And what I have to do to gain weight? I am 16 years and virgin

Calorie dense foods: Eating calorie dense foods such as nuts, heavy cream, butter, fatty fishes, dried prunes, and avocado can help increase your daily calorie intake and assist in the desired weight gain. Supplements for weight gain would be inferior in quality to whole foods which are readily available and much less expensive. ...Read more

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Can a hearing test come back normal even if they have a hearing loss in a 16 month old?

Can a hearing test come back normal even if they have a hearing loss in a 16 month old?

Type of test: The answer really depends on what time of testing was done on your 16 month old. Can you elaborate on the nature of the tests? ...Read more

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I accidentally inhaled weed smoke nasally and experienced burning sensation through my sinuses, now I have loss of smell and taste. Will it come back?

I accidentally inhaled weed smoke nasally and experienced burning sensation through my sinuses, now I have loss of smell and taste. Will it come back?

Yes: Yes, any changes to your senses that you feel you're experiencing after inhaling the smoke should return soon. It's likely that the inhalation caused your nose to become stuffed up, or that the smell of the smoke was so strong that it's dominating other smells and tastes for you right now. ...Read more

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When will my short term memory come back after a ruptured brain aneurysm?

When will my short term memory come back after a ruptured brain aneurysm?

Only time will tell: Depends on the extent of the ruptured aneurysm. Prognosis is usually not good.
- I am surprised your doctors did not mention this in more detail. There is no true answer to this and only time will tell ...Read more

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When I come back from gym 2hrs later I throw up till green and yellow stuff? I have a loss of appetite also for the next couple of days?

When I come back from gym 2hrs later I throw up till green and yellow stuff? I have a loss of appetite also for the next couple of days?

Lots of questions...: You're describing bilious emesis. How often does this occur? What exercises are you performing? What do you eat/drink while at the gym? Has there been weight loss, abdominal pain, or blood in what comes up? Are you using performance enhancing or bodybuilding supplements of any kind? Ever had an ulcer, pyloric stenosis, gastroparesis? You get my point--you need to see your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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My last enclosed tbi was sustained in 2005, result of a mva. I was told moderate frontal lobe damage sustained. Will my memory ever come back?

My last enclosed tbi was sustained in 2005, result of a mva. I was told moderate frontal lobe damage sustained. Will my memory ever come back?

Perhaps: Following a true traumatic brain injury, spontaneous healing begins within a few days, and most recovery is substantial by 9-12 months, and a lesser improvement by 18 months. Due to time passage, independent improvement is unlikely, but you may benefit from speech therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or even memory enhancing agents. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sperm count to come back to normal after discontinuing propecia (finasteride) 1 mg for hair loss?

How long does it take for sperm count to come back to normal after discontinuing propecia (finasteride) 1 mg for hair loss?

Never decreased.: Finasteride will not decrease your sperm count at 1mg-per-day dosage; at least I've never seen it happen. So if your sperm count is down, you'll need to be worked up to find out what is causing it, because it's highly unlikely to be due to low-dose finasteride. ...Read more

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I been having pelvis pain and lower back pain, I was on my period for 3wk I am not now tho it hurt to go pee and every time I eat it come back loss?

I been having pelvis pain and lower back pain, I was on my period for 3wk I am not now tho it hurt to go pee and every time I eat it come back loss?

Multiple issues: You have multiple medical issues including a possible urinary tract infection that needs the attention of a md. So please call one and make an appointment or go to a reduced cost clinic. ...Read more

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Pimples in the scalp. Very Painful. Took Many antibiotics, but they come back again. Hair loss at the site of pimples. Can you tell me what is it? HELP?

Pimples in the scalp. Very Painful. Took Many antibiotics, but they come back again. Hair loss at the site of pimples. Can you tell me what is it? HELP?

Pimples: It may be fungal in origin. I would try a combination of a steroid and an anti fungal such as Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone). If this does not help I would see a dermatologist ...Read more

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50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused hair loss for me for last 5 months. Was on Yaz last year but also lost a lot of hair with and stopped it. Could hair loss stop on it's own or with a change in dosage? Really don't want acne to come back

50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused hair loss for me for last 5 months. Was on Yaz last year but also lost a lot of hair with and stopped it. Could hair loss stop on it's own or with a change in dosage? Really don't want acne to come back

Spironolactone/hair: Spironolactone is a treatment for androgen related hair loss in women. Therefore would check your thyroid hormone, check iron levels, check for autoimmune issues-alopecoa aretas/lupus- and be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which can cause hair loss I as can male pattern baldness in women.
http://www. Americanhairloss. Org/women_hair_loss/treatment. Asp

f/u/ w /dermatology ...Read more

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Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy?

Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy?

Possibly thyroiditis: Some of your symptoms sound consistent with subacute thyroiditis. This is inflammation of the thyroid, typically related to a virus infection. Thyroid levels may or may not be normal. You should see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy?

Weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, right side neck ache /painful to the touch. Right side thyroid swelling, but my blood tests come back healthy?

Lymphoma: All these symptoms are consistent with lymphoma. The pain snd "swelling" in your neck could be enlarged lymph nodes. Best to get checked out by an md as blood tests will not show lymphoma in many cases but imaging might. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just had my autoimmune panel come back with ANA Direct positive abnormal and RNP antibodies 1.3, I also have hair loss, fatigue is it lupus?

I just had my autoimmune panel come back with ANA Direct positive abnormal and RNP antibodies 1.3, I also have hair loss, fatigue is it lupus?

Need more info: There are eleven criteria that are evaluated for diagnosis of lupus and at least 4 of those need to be met. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://lupusresearchinstitute. Org/lupus-facts/lupus-diagnosis ...Read more

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I have unintentional weight loss with intermittent nausea, 1 missed period heartburn, bloods/urine normal doc said come back in 2 weeks y the wait?

I have unintentional weight loss with intermittent nausea, 1 missed period heartburn, bloods/urine normal doc said come back in 2 weeks y the wait?

No need to wait: There are quite a few possibilities, but pregnancy, hormonal effects, and gastrointestinal causes could potentially be among the causes of your constellation of symptoms. Unintentional weight loss is the most concerning of your complaints, and follow-up with your doc is important. ...Read more

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Struggling with loss of appetite, fatigue and mild nausea for two months. Rumbling, tight stomach. No blood in stools and all tests come back negative. Exercise and eat FODMAP diet but no joy. Any ideas?

Struggling with loss of appetite, fatigue and mild nausea for two months. Rumbling, tight stomach. No blood in stools and all tests come back negative. Exercise and eat FODMAP diet but no joy. Any ideas?

Food sensitivity?: Have you had lab tests for food sensitivity? Great Plains Lab in Kansas USA has a good one. It can be done in other countries also. Some labs do "all or nothing" type tests but food sensitivity varies. Please see your doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have numbness in both arms and legs apon waking from sleep and it takes 2 min for feeling to come back. And it doesn't matter how I sleep. What's up?

I have numbness in both arms and legs apon waking from sleep and it takes 2 min for feeling to come back. And it doesn't matter how I sleep. What's up?

Parathesias: Your symptoms most likely go along with some sort of a nerve impingement syndrome. Have the Dr evaluate you for this and an EMG might be needed to further clarify the severity of it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Head injury in 2004 coma a month headaches and getting worse lossing memory again a forgot my french language and cant remember what I book I opend?

Head injury in 2004 coma a month headaches and getting worse lossing memory again a forgot my french language and cant remember what I book I opend?

Re-evaluate: Recurrence of symptoms and deterioration 12 yrs after the head injury, has little if any relationship to the prior event and must be fully evaluated as several problems could be emerging. Since you had prior problems, minor issues could impact you more severely, and perhaps simple intervention could reverse. Tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Amnesia (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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