A 21-year-old member asked:
does the numbness after surgery improve? at what point can you assume any numbness is going to be permanent?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
6 monts to a year: Without more detail i cannot be sure as i don't know what type of surgery was done, but if you mean numbness around the scar, that recovers slowly over 6 months to a year. Anything after that is probably permanent. If there is a large area of numbess on the far side (distal side) of the incision, it could sometimes need further treatment if the area of numbness is large or debilitating.
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Urogynecology 25 years experience
Yes: For upto six months but if it's in areas other than around the incision u ought to discuss it with your doc much sooner.
5614 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 10, 2013
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