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KarayanMD, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Board Certified Neurologist with Subspecialty in Clinical Neurophysiology. Private Practice.
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My wife had sudden acute memory black out after stresd

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My wife had sudden acute memory black out after stresd
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  KarayanMD replied 2 years ago.
When did this occur? Can you tell me more?
Expert:  KarayanMD replied 2 years ago.
I am a board certified neurologist in the U.S. I will be happy to help.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Transient global amnesia is the current thought.Pls describe.
Expert:  KarayanMD replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a condition that is typically considered to be caused by one of 3 problems. These are mini stroke (also known as a TIA), seizure, and migraine. In general, a person who suffers TGA will need to go through evaluation to try to identify which of these causes may have produced the TGA episode. Typical evaluation would include Brain MRI (evaluating for stroke or structural brain abnormalities) as well as EEG (a brain wave test looking for seizure). If there is a history of migraine or a headache occurred during or after the episode, then migraine would be a more possible cause. If all tests return normal, often such an episode may be treated as a mini stroke with management including a blood thinner daily such as aspirin. Another cause of TGA could be simply a stress reaction, but unless a person has a strong psychiatric history, in most cases doctors will treat such an episode as a mini stroke if the test results come back normal. I would encourage that your wife see a neurologist if she has not done so, and if the episode just happened in the last day or 2, she may consider going to the hospital for a more prompt evaluation. Hopefully this is helpful to you. Please let me know if there are more questions. If this has been helpful, please remember to rate me highly! Bonuses always appreciated. Best wishes.