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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
40 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve damage heal: There are different type of nerve damage. If it is just demyelinating injury (damage the peel of nerve), it would need a few weeks to heal after the e ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: If the nerve damage is to skin and muscle the nerve may take a long time to regrow. Sometimes numbeness or neuropathic (nerve related) pain may take ... Read More
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It can: Although vats incisions are small, they still require cutting through skin, tissue and possibly nerves. This may lead to chronic numbness or even pai ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Variable: If the nerve is cut and repaired at the original surgery, the prognosis is usually good, but recovery can take about one year. This is because the ner ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
B12 nerve damage: Healing of nerves after vitamin B12 deficiency takes different amounts of time, depending on how severe and how long lasting the deficiency was. Nerv ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: what caused the nerve damage and what nerve is involved? Are there symptoms other than pain? Have you seen a urologist?
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Pascolini
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
6-12 months: If a nerve has been 'shocked' by stretching or pulling during surgery, it can take some time for it to come back usually 6-12 months. Once you start ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Face puck: Depending on the type and severity of the "damage" (vague), days, weeks, occasionally months, rarely years. Without more information, a closer estimat ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Laryngeal Nerve: The cause of the laryngel nerve injury is important in trying to predict the chances for recovery but ulitmately, the potential for recovery is greate ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: If the damage does not cause the nerve to be completely cut, then healing can occur. If a nerve has been cut, it will need to be reconnected in order ... Read More
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