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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

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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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 wont 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!?

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 more

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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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