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How long after amputation does pain in nerve endings stop?

How long after amputation does pain in nerve endings stop?

Depends: For some people, pain in the affected limb decreases a lot after an amputation. Surgical pain may last a few days to weeks. Others develop phantom sensation or phantom pain, feeling or pain that they perceive to be in the part of the limb that is now gone. A few may have localized pain related to a neuroma, which develops at the cut end of the divided nerve. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Is this phantom pain? How long after amputation should one experience pain in nerve endings of stump?

Is this phantom pain? How long after amputation should one experience pain in nerve endings of stump?

I would be: Concerned after a few weeks. There is the possibility of phantom pain as well as stump neuromas. You should consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had 4 fingers amputated in May. Plus skin grafts on hand I am still in pain, throbbing, numb how long will this last? Taking gabapentin for nerve pain

I had 4 fingers amputated in May. Plus skin grafts on hand I am still in pain, throbbing, numb how long will this last? Taking gabapentin for nerve pain

Not Good, Hands Down: This is a problem. The tips of the fingers are designed for sensitivity. And the nerves often freak-out when disturbed like yours have been. The pain and heightened sensitivity can last for a long time. So, before your body gets used to it (yes, it can adjust, but you won't like it)you'll need some hand rehab if that pain doesn't go away soon. There's no ideal medication for this, so talk to your doc ...Read more

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How long does an amputation take to fully heal?

How long does an amputation take to fully heal?

Depends: It depends on many factors including the persons overall health and the reason for the amputation. Healing can happen in as little as 10-14 days but it can take longer for other people. ...Read more

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How long does it take to auto amputation to occur?

How long does it take to auto amputation to occur?

That depends: ...On body part, amount of blood flow, underlying comorbid medical conditions (like diabetes, vascular disease) etc. At 110 tears old, you small toe, if gangrenous and/or ischemic, may auto-amputate quicker than another digit/body part etc. No definitive time answer for you. See the dr. ...Read more

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How long would it take to heal after an amputation?

Variable: What is amputated?
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As you have seen traumatic amputations in our young, military folks heal rapidly.
The older diabetic atherosclerotic ischemic person with gangrene has a more difficult time and longer. ...Read more

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My fiance had to have an amputation. How long would it take for the wounds to heal?

4-6 weeks: In most cases an amputation will heal in 4-6 weeks, but this can vary somewhat depending on the reason for the amputation. For example an amputation due to a traumatic injury in an otherwise healthy young person is expected to heal quicker and then an amputation in an older diabetic patient who has an amputation due to vascular disease. ...Read more

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Does diebet nerve pain mean amputation?

Does diebet nerve pain mean amputation?

No: But if the diabetic pain is associated with decreased foot sensation it is important to take precautions so an amputation does not happen. Protecting the feet is crucial. Always using shoes (even inside the house), checking the feet everyday and early treatment of any foot issues is the best way to prevent any problems that may eventually result in amputation. ...Read more

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How long can an amputated body part survive?

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How long can a brown recluse bite go untreated before it causes amputation? Does mild initial symptoms mean less chance of amputation?

Necrosis: Brown recluse bites cause local tissue necrosis it does not lead to amputation. Takes time for the effect of the toxin to cause tissue damage so suspect you would see little initial symptoms. Don't panic and seek surgical care ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for a foot amputation?

How long is the recovery for a foot amputation?

Why it is done: Healing in a foot amputations will be slow. If amputation is done on a normal healthy person like after a injury will heal with in 6 wk, but most of the foot amputations are done on diabetics, with poor circulation due to peripheral vascular diseases, with infections including gangrene of toes, will take months to heal. ...Read more

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Supposing that someone had their leg amputated, how long would they have to stay in the hospital?

Supposing that someone had their leg amputated, how long would they have to stay in the hospital?

Recovery times vary: Recovery time may vary case by case depending on many factors including patients general health, age, infection control and post surgical recovery. The patient will need a physical therapy referral for evaluation for a prosthetic limb. ...Read more

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How long should I expect to stay in the hospital after my foot gets amputated?

How long should I expect to stay in the hospital after my foot gets amputated?

Short stay: As long as there are no complications from the surgery & you are medically stable it should be 2-3 days. ...Read more

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If sensory part of median nerve is dead, will I lose functionality which I still have. And does a dead nerve rot in the body requiring amputation?

Complicated question: The sensory part of a nerve only controls sensation - it feels numb. The motor part (moving muscles) should be intact, so you have functionality (for now). A dead nerve ultimately leads to problems - you don't sense trauma or pressure, so you can repeatedly injure a body part w/o knowing it & the sore can get infected. Over time, chronic infections set in bone, requiring amputation. HealthTap Prim ...Read more

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How long are you in recovery after a foot has been amputated?

How long are you in recovery after a foot has been amputated?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, post-operative and follow up care. ...Read more

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How long does a foot amputation take?

Short: Usually less than an hour, depending on how much debridement is needed, anatomical issues, technique, etc. Anesthetic choices are general, spinal or regional block. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will advise. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery after a foot amputation?

How long is the recovery after a foot amputation?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, post-operative and follow up care. ...Read more

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How long is physical therapy for an amputated leg?

How long is physical therapy for an amputated leg?

Variable: A lot depends on the person's status before surgery. Infection, wound healing problems, swelling, pain, poor nutritional status, and general deconditioning all impact recovery. ...Read more

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What produces penile cancer how long till the penis has to be amputated?

What produces penile cancer how long till the penis has to be amputated?

Combination: A combination of poor hygiene (often not the man's fault if the foreskin is tight) and infection with a cancer-producing strain of hpv. Now that the hpv vaccine is offered to teenaged boys, we will hopefully see even less of this dread tumor. In the meantime, any wart or red spot that doesn't go away needs to be looked at to save this important body part! ...Read more

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How long does it usually take someone to recover from leg amputation?

Months: It takes months before a stump wound heals and the swelling is fully gone. This about the time it also takes before you can try to be fitted for a prosthetic device. ...Read more

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How soon after surgery do I get my prosthetic? My amputation is coming up soon. How long after the surgery will I have to wait for my prosthetic..

How soon after surgery do I get my prosthetic? My amputation is coming up soon. How long after the surgery will I have to wait for my prosthetic..

Until healed: Usually six weeks is enough time if you used a stump shrinker. The important point is that the amputation is fully healed and strong enough, and that the swelling has resolved. Getting fitted when swollen will lead to a loose fitting prosthesis and problems more likely sooner than later. ...Read more

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How long does an arm amputation surgery take?

Variable: Length of an operative procedure depend s on various factors including the skill experience of the surgeon. An arm amputation I am assuming is done above the elbow and can be done satifactorily within an hour at the most. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone had their leg amputated, how long would they stay in the hospital?

Can you tell me if someone had their leg amputated, how long would they stay in the hospital?

Depends on why.: Amputation usually happens with trauma which could have other medical complications that would extend the hospital stay. If there are absolutely no other medical conditions associated with the amputation, the patient could be released anywhere from 2-7 days later depending on surgery and wound complications. Staple removal also depends on the specific surgery. ...Read more

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How long will surgery take for half a foot amputation?

Hemifoot amputation: Surgeons vary in their times to do procedures and its no different for foot amputations. But with what I know about amputations, it should not take more then 1.5 hours in the average surgeons hands. ...Read more

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Can a person get long-term nausea from a leg amputation?

No: Unless there is an ongoing issue with the amputation site (infection most likely) nausea is not related to it. Even with active issues nausea would be very rare. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in therapy after three finger amputation?

Depends: This would depend on which three fingers were amputated and on whether the amputation was in the dominant hand. If the thumb is still present it would beach easier to learn to use the hand and therapy is usually shorter. The time will depend primarily on the type of activities that the person needs to re-learn to do with less fingers. ...Read more

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How long do you stay in hospital after complete finger amputation?

1-2 days: Amputation of fingers usually requires very minimal hospital stay and depending on the cause for amputation can even be done as a out patient proceedure. ...Read more

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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more