A 33-year-old female asked:
I had a open lung biopsy and thoracotomy less then 2months ago i am having ruq pain and numbness is this normal. ?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Numbness: 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.
5.4k viewsReviewed Jul 07, 2019
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not usually: 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.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 7, 2019
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