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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
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Dr. Robert Spetzler
Neurosurgery
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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
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