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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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...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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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 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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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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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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High-pitched cough, side pain when walking, and coughing, memory loss and feels like not getting quite enough air?

High-pitched cough, side pain when walking, and coughing, memory loss and feels like not getting quite enough air?

Get seen: If you are having side pain with your cough and a feeling of shortness of breath and memory loss (which could be from inadequate air exchange with lower o2 levels and higher co2 levels), get seen immediately. ...Read more

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7months trouble thinking, talking, walking, memory loss. Eeg+ctscan normal. No head injury that I know of. Put on Effexor (venlafaxine) to try and help. What could it be?

7months trouble thinking, talking, walking, memory loss. Eeg+ctscan normal. No head injury that I know of. Put on Effexor (venlafaxine) to try and help. What could it be?

On right track: At age 28 memory loss is uncommon due to specific anatomical brain issues like alzheimer's and are more likely due to mood or anxiety disorders. Your treatment is in right track keep on with it. ...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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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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I'm a 34yo female who had AVR/MVR placement following a dental procedure 8/mo. Ago w/ a 3 day Propyphol induced coma. My memory 's deeply affected. Y?

I'm a 34yo female who had AVR/MVR placement following a dental procedure 8/mo. Ago w/ a 3 day Propyphol induced coma. My memory 's deeply affected. Y?

Specialist: At your age you want to see a specialist, Ask your doc about a referral to a neurologist.

No reason to wait and good luck. ...Read more

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

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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I had necrotic pneumonia 5 years ago and was in a coma for a few months. My memory if this is non existent and I find it hard to retain infomation?

Have full neuro: Workup and exam. Due to your respiratory issues, you may have suffered from an anoxic brain injury. I would recommend seeing a brain injury specialist to run you through a battery of neuropsych testing to find any deficits and discuss the possibility of a neuro-stimulating medication and therapy to help you deal with these memory issues. Hope that helps! ...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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Can a medically induced coma cause false memory?

Can a medically induced coma cause false memory?

Never researched: As far as I know this has never been researched. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between coma and loss of consciousness?

Continuum: Coma is the deepest form of loss of consciousness (loc), in which no responsiveness to the external environment exists. This can be reversible. Technically a concussion with loc means a momentary coma has occurred but the term is rarely used in that circumstance. Simple loc means loss of awareness to some external stimuli with preserved responsiveness to noxious stimuli. ...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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My friend is in coma since 1 week after cutting his threads when he wakes they say he will loose his memory, what will he forget? And for how long?

My friend is in coma since 1 week after cutting his threads when he wakes they say he will loose his memory, what will he forget? And for how long?

Uncertain: I am not sure what "cutting his threads" mean, but what someone is like after waking up from a coma is pretty variable, and only time will tell what his deficits are. ...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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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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What do you suggest if my mum s in coma from 12days, 2days ago she opened her eyes and started to look around?

What do you suggest if my mum s in coma from 12days, 2days ago she opened her eyes and started to look around?

She sees you: Be sure to let her see you there. Also do whatever the lead provider on the case suggests to aid with continued recover. ...Read more

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How long can a person stay in a medically induced coma?

As long as needed: The coma used in medical situations is due to risk of injury while fighting a ventilator, or supporting a dire condition.
When the medical situation is stable, sedation is reversed.
It is a preventive treatment to improve outcomes, but has risks in managing nutrition and loss of strength for the duration of bed rest. Ask questions of the doctors and nurses and maintain hope. ...Read more

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How to know when someone will forsure wake up from a coma?

Always by definition: By definition, a person in a coma will always wake up. If a person does not wake up after over a month, he/she moves either into a persistent vegetative state, or minimally conscious state, by definition. ...Read more

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What are some positive signs coming out of an induced coma?

Coming out: The first things recognized will be blinking of the eye lids and change in puls and respiratory rate when being spoken to. This will be followed by spontaneous movement and orienting to sounds. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fall to a deep coma from a medically induced coma?

No you can't: By deep coma, I assume you mean a prolonged coma that is not reversible. If that is correct, then a medically induced coma cannot cause a deep coma because the medically induced coma would stop when the nurses stop the medications used to induce the coma. ...Read more

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Could somebody be in a coma for 5 years and wake up in perfect health?

Coma: To "wake up" can mean many things. But to come out of a coma perfectly back to the precoma state would not occur. Much good can come of rehab therapies and they can lead to a profound improvement over time. ...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


Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

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