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Can Anesthesia Cause Neuropathy
Can a person (female, 26) suffering from Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (by birth) be given general anesthesia?
YES: This should be discussed with treating anesthesiologist. Read more
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Can a person (female, 26) suffering from Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy be given general anesthesia for the treatment of Diaphragmatic hernia?
I have Spinal stenosis and neuropathy. Need surgery for prolapse.....is a spinal block instead of general anesthesia advisable? I use oxygen nightly
Depends: Muscles may need to be relaxed, and a block cannot do that like general anesthesia could, but for some of the minimally invasive options, this is possible. Discuss the procedure with your surgeon to know Read more
I had a D&C 8 days ago. They had to use general anesthesia. When I woke my tip of tongue was numb. It is still numb. Is this nerve damage?
Neuropraxia: Find out if they needed an oral airway, its a small plastic part that helps keep you airway open and rests on the tongue. If the tip was compressed under the plastic the tip can become numb because small sensor nerves get pinched for a better word. These problems should resolve in time Read more
Causes of neuropathy:
Other common causes of neuropathy are vitamin B12 deficiency and alcohol effects.
There are also causes from proteins (tested with SPEP), heavy metals (tested in the urine), conditions like lupus, infections, medication side effects, inherited disorders, etc. Read more
No: Distribution of the trigeminal nerve covers the face (V1 opthalmic branch representing forehead, V2 maxillary aka upper cheek, V3 mandibular aka low cheek/chin). The base of your head is supplied by different nerves (greater, 3rd, lesser occipital nerves coming off C2-3 roots). Occipital neuralgia causes shooting pain at the back of the head and C2-3 cervical radiculopathy can cause the same pain. Read more
Pain, numbness.: Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by many things, including diabetes, excessive alcohol use, or chemotherapy. Patients can have tingling, burning, itching, a "tight" feeling, pain, and numbness, and once it happens it's impossible to get normal sensation back. Some medications reduce the tingling, but nothing can reverse numbness. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy: Is basically the term used to describe damage to a nerve or nerves. This damage can be done by any number of things like metabolic issues, trauma, blood flow issues or autoimmune disease. Mononeuropathy is just a fancy way of saying neuropathy to a single nerve or nerve distribution. I hope this helps! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After all else fails, I've tried everything for peripheal neuropathy pain. Whay else is given? Don't know the cause of pn yet. Gng to mayo in sept
Fuzzy Question: Patients need to tell us what, where, when, why, how, who, etc. When did problem start, is constant, what type pain, does pain radiate, what diagnosis from other doctor, does activity incite symptom, does lying down or food worsen, what body part affected, any injuries, etc. Doctors need clues to increase guessability. Read more
Is there a difference in the symptoms of neuropathy caused by a tumor & other neuropathy (not caused by tumors)? How do the symptoms in each differ?
Not really...: Neuropathy is damage to a nerve with the effects usually felt at the point of damage downstream from the damaged area of the nerve. As the nerve does not necessarily differentiate what the damage is from, one from compression of a tumor may feel similar to one from a bulging a disc. However, every patient is different and every situation involving tumors and nerve damage will be different. Read more
Many causes: There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy. Common causes are elevated blood sugar, alcohol, and vitamin B12 deficiency. A common "cause" is idiopathic neuropathy, meaning the cause cannot be found. Other causes include medicine side effects, certain kinds of infections, cancer, inherited causes, chemical exposure, and changes in blood chemistry. Read more
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