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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Coma (Definition)

Coma is a medical condition characterized by an non arousable state of unconsciousness. The brain activity seen in a comatose patient shows that being in a coma is not ...Read more


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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more