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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is transient global amnesia?

Transient global amnesia is the sudden, temporary memory loss which is not due to a more common cause such as a stroke or epilepsy. During an episode the memory of recent events disappears. The cause is unknown but trigger may include exposure to sudden hot or cold water, strenuous physical activity or emotional distress.

Symptoms of transient global amnesia

  • Repeatedly asks the same question

  • Unable to remember what I have done

  • Poor memory

Questions your doctor may ask to check for transient global amnesia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose transient global amnesia

  • Do you keep asking the same question repeatedly (despite being given an answer)?

  • Have you been told by others that you are more forgetful recently?

  • Have you been forgetful recently?

Treatment for transient global amnesia

Any condition involving memory or awareness should be checked out by a doctor. As this condition is temporary, no treatment is required usually but should be investigated appropriately.

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  • Memory loss

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