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Should I talk to my doctor about amnesia?

Consult your doctor if you are experiencing memory loss to help determine the cause and deal with the effects. Memory loss may be caused by anything from a bump on the head to a stroke, and it can resolve within seconds or last much longer. Confirming the type of amnesia you are suffering from is as important as ruling out underlying conditions like Alzheimer's or a brain tumor. Because amnesia may affect your ability to form new memories, it is important to seek prompt medical attention.

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