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A 30-year-old member asked:

what could be the cause of numbness in scars. why would the numbness spread years after the surgery?

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Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Not usually.: Scar tissue does not have nerves in it. It can sometimes trap nearby nerves and feel funny. The problem should not spread over time.

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Last updated Nov 3, 2012

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