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I have numbness in my thumb after hand operation Is this normal

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clayton Peimer
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually: If you had numbness to begin (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and the surgery is to relieve that problem, it may take months to fully resolve; if you ... Read More
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Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Median nerve: It seems that ganglion may have been right in the mid wrist on front side. If so, that is also where median nerve travels. The swelling from surgery m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Talk to your surgeon: You should really address this with your surgeon!!!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Resolution of: Numbness after hand surgery such as carpal tunnel release is dependent upon many factors but the primary issue is what the nerve was like before the s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: It depends on how severe the numbness was before surgery and for how long you had your symptoms. If your surgery was to repair a cut nerve, it can som ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
May want to discuss: With your surgeon. The numbness should nothave gotten worse at two months and you may be having some scarring/adhesion issues or increased edema causi ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand Numb: Would need to know a lot more details. Generally speaking there may have been some damage to the sensory nerves on the back of the hand. How exactly? ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
3 days out: is early into the recovery period for this trigger finger surgery. I would certainly think some swelling and numbness would not be unexpected... prob ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It's a minor surgery: Don't sweat it out . Psych yourself , meditate, think positively, do deep breathing exercises etc . The surgeon has discussed to you the meds to avoid ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow up: You need to follow up with your hand surgeon. You may have developed nerve entrapment again.

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