A 63-year-old male asked:
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had carpal tunnel done 10 weeks ago. thumb and first two fingers are numb and third finger partially numb. still have some pain. edema is present?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not good! : The object is 2 awaken with the symptoms gone. Could B due 2 a metabolic disorder, pregnancy, decreased vascular supply, diabetes & others. U need 2 get in 2 C Ur hand surgeon now. Another cause is incomplete release of the transverse volar carpal ligament. Even if a small strand is left, it can lead 2 continued symptoms.
Answered on Jul 22, 2014
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
See your surgeon: You should be comfortable readdressing this with your hand surgeon. As you want to make sure that everything is OK, postoperatively after your carpal tunnel release. Particularly if the numbness is new or worse than what is was prior to surgery. Best of luck.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See surgeon: and have him reevaluate your hand asap.
Answered on Jul 18, 2014

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