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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Need Clarification: What does bruised nerve means. Did you fall? Is there sciatic nerve impingement?

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Dollahite
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it should: The pudendal nerve is a peripheral nerve enervating the perineal region. Contusion to this nerve can occur with a bicycle seat, horseback riding, or s ... Read More
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
23 years experience Gynecology
Sometimes: They can improve on their own. Sometimes it takes time for nerves to heal. In meantime, minimize pressure on nerve with seat cushions or avoiding si ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
45 years experience Dentistry
Healing time varies: Healing speed after injury to either the lingual or the inferior alveolar nerve varies depending on the severity of the damage. It may take anywhere f ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It varies: Anywhere from just a few weeks to as long as 6 months or more in some instances. It is important to have a fairly detailed sensory examination after ... Read More
Dr. James Hargan
23 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies a lot: Could be a few weeks to a few months. In general, nerves are the slowest healing tissues in our bodies.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It varies somewhat, but in general a pinched nerve cause pain at the site it is pinched to a variable degree and then pain along the specific distribu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
46 years experience Dentistry
weeks to months: A few weeks to a few months. After that, you need to be thinking it is not going to get better by itself. If so it would need a root canal.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Bruised Nerve: From personal experience this could take weeks to years depending on how severe the nerve was injured.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Is the bruised nerve in the wrist, hand, or finger? As a general rule of thumb (no pun intended), the closer the injury is to the tips of the fingers, ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Depends: Damage to the nerve can recover within a few weeks if the problem requires simple localized re-myelination of the nerve sheath. If the nerve axon was ... Read More
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