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if you have had to have 3 surgurys within 4 month and ...

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if you have had to have 3 surgurys within 4 month and are 65 over-weight, can it effect your memory. I seem to be having a memory loss at work and fear it might be jeopodizing my job.
Please advise
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 6 years ago.
Hi

What surgeries did you have?

Were there any complications?

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Breat Cancer--Removel of both breast plus reconstructive surgury. Serveral problems and still have to go in again on 4-26 and try and lift left breast. Implants are in however but still not complete. Nipples are not in either
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 6 years ago.
Hi

Any problems during the surgery with low blood pressure or low oxygen levels?

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No problems. I do have high blood pressure but it's under control. It just seems my memory is getting worse. My company has been very supportive, but now with my memory, I believe they have had just about enough.
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 6 years ago.
Hi

Some surgeries can affect memory and intellectual function - especially cardiac surgery. Patients who have had long and complicated surgery especially if low blood pressure/oxygen levels are a problem are also at risk.


You can ask someone to take you through the mini mental state exam - I have posted a link about it below.

If you seem to have a genuine problem then you need to see your Dr.

Dr Jef

http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40000152/
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
My first surgury was 9 1/2 hours
The 2nd was 5 hours
The 3rd was 3 1/2
would this apply to me?
I am not a heart patient, so please just focus on me.
Thanks
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 6 years ago.
Hi

No I was just giving you an example to demonstrate that surgery can be associated with a deterioration in intellectual function.

A 91/2 hour surgery may be a problem if there were any intra-operative complications. You'd need a look at your anesthetic chart to find out.

Please do the test that I have posted.

If abnormal you will need full work up including a CT scan of your head.

Dr Jef
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