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What does it mean to have a sudden memory loss?

What does it mean to have a sudden memory loss?

DEPENDS.: Well this could be many things but sudden memory loss can be due to medications, head injury, stroke, mini stroke, TIA (transient ischemic accident) , extreme stress or traumatic event.Would definitely consult a physician. ...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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At age 30, is it normal to have bad short term memory loss? What could this mean?

At age 30, is it normal to have bad short term memory loss? What could this mean?

Not normal: You should see your pcp about this complaint. There are many causes of short term memory problems in young patients. The most common is depression, anxiety disorder, or substance abuse but there are many other (organic) causes also, including vision change, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, etc. As you can see, this is a very broad topic and needs full discuss with a md. ...Read more

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What does white spots on the brain mean? I am having memory loss, equilibrium, and cognitive problems

What does white spots on the brain mean? I am having memory loss, equilibrium, and cognitive problems

We don't know: You are probably referring to non-specific white matter lesions seen on MRI of your brain. We actually do not have a clear understanding of what these or what they mean. They are loosely associated with stroke and dementia. However, at 38 years of age I would not think your white spots are cause of your symptoms and am surprised you have them. They could be serious. Please get them checked out. ...Read more

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What could these symptoms mean; shortterm memory loss, talking to self, repeating self, nervous ticks/fidgeting, restlessness?

What could these symptoms mean; shortterm memory loss, talking to self, repeating self, nervous ticks/fidgeting, restlessness?

Multiple symptoms: Although there are many causes for memory loss, some of the more common are depression, hypomania and anxiety. Nervousness, restlessness, talking to yourself, and fidgeting could be in response to anxiety. Generalized anxiety is characterized as excess worry with predominant catastrophic thinking and overestimation of harm. Short-term benzodiazepines and ultimately buspirone/antidepressants work. ...Read more

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Dark urine, fatigue, sores from impetigo, pain n side on and off, memory loss- I have hep c so do these symptoms mean its getting severe?

Dark urine, fatigue, sores from impetigo, pain n side on and off, memory loss- I have hep c so do these symptoms mean its getting severe?

Unsure: See your doctor and get checked for your hepatitis c. Some symptoms can be from the amount of liver damage (scarring), although you are young for this. Other problems associated with hcv include fatigue, memory loss, and not feeling well, and can occur even if there is no clear liver damage. Discuss your management plan, including when you should be treated for hcv infection. ...Read more

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Do these things mean my heart is failing? dyspnea sometimes I am greenish blue other times it feels like my heart is falling to my stomach like it quit beating. always hot.. memory loss. head ache

Do these things mean my heart is failing? dyspnea sometimes I am greenish blue other times it feels like my heart is falling to my stomach like it quit beating. always hot.. memory loss. head ache

See a doctor: You really need to be evaluated. Heart failure would be very unusual in a 41 year old woman. Dyspnea (shortness of breath) is a classic sign of heart failure. For example, people may problems walking up stairs due to shortness of breath. Your other symptoms of always being hot, memory loss, and headache are not necessarily typical of heart failure. You should see a doctor and have some tests. ...Read more

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Norm MRI&EEG so neuro's PA said my tingling,ataxia,severe memory loss/confusion,reflex loss,chronic low fever,pain etc mite mean Im schizophrenic!Why?

Norm MRI&EEG so neuro's PA said my tingling,ataxia,severe memory loss/confusion,reflex loss,chronic low fever,pain etc mite mean Im schizophrenic!Why?

Misunderstanding: I can't say who misunderstood what, but it does sound like it happened. Nothing in what you state raises the Dx of Schizophrenia. While anxiety and a somatization issue seem possible another opinion on reflexes, fever, etc is a good idea. See a psychotherapist for the anxiety and a Dr. to Dr. referral. It might help present your symptoms more clearly. Best! ...Read more

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What can I do if my father had a sudden memory loss. Is this sign of a stroke?

What can I do if my father had a sudden memory loss. Is this sign of a stroke?

Possible: If he suffers vascular dementia, small lacunar infarcts can be occurring and may well affect his memory. The sudden onset should be thoroughly investigated, and treatment to control future issues should be started asap. ...Read more

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