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Nerve Damage After Hysterectomy
If I have nerve damage two years after a total abdominal hysterectomy, will it be this way the rest of my life?
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
What can be done for chronic pain? I have ic and chronic nerve painn my hysterectomy scar. My pain doctor is leaving the state by the end of august. I
After I had a hysterectomy a couple of months ago, I was suffering from temporary nerve damage. I started feeling better, the I started azulfidine for ulcerative colitis and now the pain from the nerve damage is getting worse. Could the azulfidine be
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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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