A member asked:

I had a open lung biopsy and thoracotomy less then 2months ago i am having ruq pain and numbness is this normal. ?

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Dr. Steven Beer answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

I am assuming your numbness is near the incision which you had for the surgery. If that is the case numbness as a result of having the small cutaneous nerves which travel along the skin is common. With incisions in the chest wall pain can take months to resolve. As always, however, i would recommend you discuss your symptoms with your surgeon to be sure other ominous sources are not responsible.

Answered Jul 7, 2019

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Dr. Creighton Wright answered

Specializes in surgery

If right thoracic surgery, then discomfort in front on right and some numbness along that area thoracic nerve distribution is common and relatively temporary usually.

Answered Mar 24, 2013

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