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If I have nerve damage two years after a total abdominal hysterectomy, will it be this way the rest of my life?

If I have nerve damage two years after a total abdominal hysterectomy, will it be this way the rest of my life?

Causalgia?: Finding someone qualified to assist you can often be problematic. Causalgia may be a label that helps you find proper help. There is always hope when it comes to relieving pain. I have had some good luck with low dose oral ketamine in similar cases. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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I had a total abdominal hysterectomy in April 2013. I am numb below the cut. Is this normal? Does this mean I have nerve damage?

I had a total abdominal hysterectomy in April 2013. I am numb below the cut. Is this normal? Does this mean I have nerve damage?

Numb after hyst: When we make the skin incision, we do have to cut through the small nerves at the front of the abdomen. It's very common for women to have numbness. In some women, the nerves regrow but not in all women. Many have some leftover numbness indefinitely. ...Read more

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Will have hysterectomy, head will be 30 degrees lower than heart during 1-2 hr. Surgery. Have glaucoma should I be concerned about optic nerve damage?

Will have hysterectomy, head will be 30 degrees lower than heart during 1-2 hr. Surgery. Have glaucoma should I be concerned about optic nerve damage?

Surgery: Your concern should be discussed with your anesthesiologist who will be doing your case. Positioning during surgery should also be discussed with your surgeon. Your concerns can be addressed by modification in positioning, with the help of your anesthesiologist and surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you experience odd sensations from your nerves following a assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Have tingling and pulsating.?

Can you experience odd sensations from your nerves following a assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Have tingling and pulsating.?

Tingling: There are a number of reasons why you might have tingling or numbness following such a procedure. There can be local inflammation of the nerves, and not just compression or mechanical irritation. It depends very much where you are having the symptoms. This is important in attempting any further answers to your question. ...Read more

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Can damage to the obturator nerve during total laparoscopic hysterectomy cause the adductor minimus to have complete atrophy to nothing?

Can damage to the obturator nerve during total laparoscopic hysterectomy cause the adductor minimus to have complete atrophy to nothing?

Perhaps but why?: Any muscle that loses its innervation may atrophy, but in this case there is collateral innervation from a branch of the sciatic (tibial) & possibly an accessory obturator nerve. Bigger question is function. With physical therapy adduction is usually recovered, especially since there is also the adductor magnus & if damage was not total interruption it will also heal. If concern see neurosurgery. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy 5 wks. Seroma drained 1 wk ago. Groin/abdomen/upper leg burning pain returned but worsening. Doc felt it might be nerve issue too??

Had hysterectomy 5 wks. Seroma drained 1 wk ago. Groin/abdomen/upper leg burning pain returned but worsening. Doc felt it might be nerve issue too??

Abdominal pain: You did not note why you had the hysterectomy. It could be related to that if ovarian or uterine mass issue. It could be nerve pain but also could be recurrent seroma or infected seroma or adhesions (scarring that occurs post op). Consider repeat CT/ultrasound. Discuss with your doctor/ER/urgent care. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage heal?

Yes: If the damage does not cause the nerve to be completely cut, then healing can occur. If a nerve has been cut, it will need to be reconnected in order to grow. Nerve grows about 1 mm/day, so depending on where the injury is, it may take over a year for recovery. It is difficult after a nerve is cut to get 100% recovery, but some return of sensation can be expected after repair. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage repair itself?

Can nerve damage repair itself?

Sometimes: A broad question, because there are many ways a nerve can be damaged: compression (carpal tunnel), crush, cut, etc. A "bruised" nerve can heal itself; it grows back at about 1 inch/month. If the nerve is divided, it may occasionally heal, but more often needs surgical repair--and this doesn't always result in return of function. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage reverse itself?

Can nerve damage reverse itself?

Variable: Generically, if only the coverings of a nerve are involved (myelin), and healing begins, it will take about 4 weeks. If the central portion of the nerve fibre is involved (axon), recovery is the speed of finger nail growth (.1 mm daily). Depends on location, causation, and whether successful treatment is available. ...Read more

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How permanent can nerve damage be?

Very permanent: Your question is not open to an answer because you offer no specifics. What nerve? How severe is the involvement? ...Read more

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How do I know if I have nerve damage?

How do I know if I have nerve damage?

Nerve injury: An examination would be the place to start. If there is evidence of a nerve problem it could be further evaluated as to extent of injury with electro diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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What should I do about the nerve damage?

What should I do about the nerve damage?

Nerve pain: You must be treated by a neurologist or pain physician. Do your best to try non-addictive pills first. Pain medicines, opioids, should be back up medicines and not your first choice. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nerve damage?

What is the definition or description of: nerve damage?

A: 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 surgical repair if needed. ...Read more

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Can an ER diagnose nerve damage?

Can an ER diagnose nerve damage?

Definitely,: Er doctors and any doctor in general are trained to diagnosed nerve damage by providing complete neurologic examination. They also can request a consultation with a neurologist if needed.
Take care. ...Read more

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Will an angiogram cause nerve damage?

Not usually: Am amgiogram should not usually cause any nerve damage. Since to perform an angiogram, one must access an a rtery there can be temporary discomfort while this is accessed. Rarely, while numbing or accessing the artery, the nerve can injured. This is usually transient and very rarely causes permanent discomfort. ...Read more

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Can botox cause permanent nerve damage?

Can botox cause permanent nerve damage?

no: Botox is a temporary toxin that wears off after 3 to 4 months. ...Read more

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Doctors, please help me! (nerve damage?

Etiology: First find out why it is happening. There could be many reasons such as secondary to a disease like diabetes, a lack of a specific protein, a herniated disc in your back, a nutitional deficiency, an injury. First you need to find out why you got it and then you can move on from there. ...Read more

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Could orthodontal work cause nerve damage?

Something Else: Nerve damage may need to evaluated by a dentist that is very familiar with TMJ ; muscle dysfunction as well as a neurologist. The source of nerve damage needs to be determined otherwise it generally gets worse over time. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of spine nerve damage?

Yes: It can cause pain, weakness, numbness, burning pain, spasm, or coldness or other more bizarre symptoms in the innervated areas.,

see a doctor if you have those symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you with severed nerve damage recover?

It depends: If a nerve is completely severed in half it is highly unlikely that function will recover. If it is only partially severed there is a fair chance. Nerve's repair very slowly. It will take anywhere from 6mo - 1y to see what function recovers.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine cause permanent nerve damage?

Rare but possible: Lidocaine is one type of local anesthetic or "numbing medicine". It is used for numbing skin, in nerve blocks, and in epidurals. It should not be directly injected into a large nerve because the nerve could be damaged. This is why ultrasound is often used to place nerve blocks, so that the local anesthetic is injected near, not in, the nerve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nerve damage to shoulder?

Shoulder nerves: A few nerves supply function to the shoulder. Either he axillary nerve, the long thoracic nerve, spinal accessory nerve and suprascapular nerve can be injured or sometimes spontaneously not work as well (!) When they are affected, there may be a dull aching pain and/or impaired movement or posture. Here is a helpful article to help learn more:

http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2010/0115/p147.html ...Read more

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Can endometriosis spread to cause nerve damage?

Can endometriosis spread to cause nerve damage?

Not damage but pain: Endo has been well documented on the sciatic nerve and also the obturator nerve. This causes intense, sharp electric shock type pain in the area the nerve goes - the sciatic down the back of the leg, and the obturator typically behind the knee. Once the endo is surgically excised, usually the pain is immediately resolved and there is usually not any permanent nerve damage. ...Read more

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How long takes a alveolar nerve damage to heal?

Nerve damage heal: There are different type of nerve damage. If it is just demyelinating injury (damage the peel of nerve), it would need a few weeks to heal after the etiology removal. If axonal damage, the nerve need regrowth from spine about 2-3 mm per day if the pathway soft tissue (frame of nerve) is still intact. It is almost impossible to full recovery nerve function if both axon and frame are messed up. ...Read more

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Will stroke of opticl nerve damage ever recover?

Will stroke of opticl nerve damage ever recover?

Probably not fully: Depending on size and location, you may regain some vision with time. Usually not completely. ...Read more

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What are the results of 3rd cranial nerve damage?

3rd CN: Double vision, difficulty moving eye in various directions and droopy eyelid. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose and treat vagal nerve damage.

How do you diagnose and treat vagal nerve damage.

Complicated answer: I would need more info as the diagnosis falls into 2 categories- one when the nerve is overactive (vasovagal syncope) or underactive (bowel stasis- gastroparesis).
In my experience the overactive form is more common in the younger patient and the underactive form is more common in older individuals and particularly those with diabetes. Please meet with your doctor to discuss. Well wishes. ...Read more

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L1fracture and reproductive nerve damage possible?

Pudendal Nerve: Root value is s2, (racepinephrine) s3, s4. If you have a L1 fracture, (pretty far: 5-6 inches from s2: l1, l2, l3, l4, l5, s1, s2, (racepinephrine) s3, s4, s5) in order to affect spinal cord and s2, (racepinephrine) 3, 4, a lot more things including strength in lower legs would be affected. If your strength in your legs fine, it would be difficult to imagine you affected the fibers coming out lower. Http://www. Pudendal. Com. ...Read more

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Can a nerve block cause any permanent nerve damage?

Possible/unlikely: As a foot specialist, I perform thousands of injections a year in the form of nerve blocks for procedures and therapeutic injections. It is extremely rare to have any complaints of nerve irritation from the injection after the anesthetic wears off. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for people with chronic nerve damage?

Let me explain: It depends, what kind of nerve damage the person has some are revisable but mostly are not. ...Read more

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Could you get permanent nerve damage from back fusion?

Absolutely: Back fusion is not a benign surgery. Make sure you have it done by a skilled neurosurgeon or ortho-spine physician if you have to have it. However, avoid having a fusion as long as possible. You will most likely trade the pain at the fused levels for pain at the overcompensating levels above and below afterwards. I hope this answer helps and best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about equine syndrome and nerve damage?

Can you tell me about equine syndrome and nerve damage?

See details: I assume you mean equina or cauda equina syndrome since equine has to do with horses. It is caused by compression of nerves at the bottom end of the spinal cord. Symptoms include back pain, and loss of sensation in the area of the genitals and anus, groin and inner thighs. It can also cause bowel and bladder issues, sexual dysfunction and rarely paraplegia. ...Read more

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Equine syndrome and nerve damage, can you tell me more?

Equine syndrome and nerve damage, can you tell me more?

See details: I assume you mean equina or cauda equina syndrome since equine has to do with horses. It is caused by compression of nerves at the bottom end of the spinal cord. Symptoms include back pain, and loss of sensation in the area of the genitals and anus, groin and inner thighs. It can also cause bowel and bladder issues, sexual dysfunction and rarely paraplegia. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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