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A 37-year-old male asked:

After right ing hernia surgery 15 years ago, right thigh has always been numb, but now finding right side of penis is numb. is there any chance of regaining sensation or repair?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 41 years experience
Ilioinguinal nerve: With hernia surgery one can get scar tissue formation that affects the ilioinguinal nerve (numbness thigh) and genitofemoral nerve branches off and can also be affected. Repair is usually not successful. Sometimes PT with stretching may help. Also nerve blocks with steroid can be helpful.
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