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Is it normal for hydrocephalus to affect my short-term memory?
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Hydrocephalus
If your hydrocephalus is becoming uncompromised and pressure is rising, it can effect your short term memory.
Long term memory is more resistant to loss.You should consult your neurosurgeon soon.

In brief: Hydrocephalus
If your hydrocephalus is becoming uncompromised and pressure is rising, it can effect your short term memory.
Long term memory is more resistant to loss.You should consult your neurosurgeon soon.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Robert Spetzler
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
Short term memory changes may be due to a variety of causes one of which may be hydrocephalus.
A comprehensive neurological evaluation is a preerequisite to surgical treatment. More common symptoms would include headache, nausea, and blurry or loss of peripheral vision. A variant affecting older individuals may cause incontinence, gait instability, and cognitive impairment (including memory loss).

In brief: Maybe
Short term memory changes may be due to a variety of causes one of which may be hydrocephalus.
A comprehensive neurological evaluation is a preerequisite to surgical treatment. More common symptoms would include headache, nausea, and blurry or loss of peripheral vision. A variant affecting older individuals may cause incontinence, gait instability, and cognitive impairment (including memory loss).
Dr. Robert Spetzler
Dr. Robert Spetzler
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