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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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Can neuropathy or nerve damage in the penis and left testis be fixed/ cured? If so, how? And what is its success rate?

Can neuropathy or nerve damage in the penis and left testis be fixed/ cured? If so, how? And what is its success rate?

See details: I can't believe there is another penis nerve damage question. Are you simply repeating the questions under a different name? The concept of nerve damage to the penis is absurd unless there has been major trauma to the area or there is a cauda equine syndrome present. The latter is virtually impossible in a young person. ...Read more

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What if the cause of the neuropathy (i.e peripheral neuropathy) is injury/trauma can the problem be resolved? I.e nerve damage. E.g in the penis.

What if the cause of the neuropathy (i.e peripheral neuropathy) is injury/trauma can the problem be resolved? I.e nerve damage. E.g in the penis.

Damage and IVIG: Nerve damage does not normally heal in response to IVIG therapy, but there are several helpful treatments that may be available from urology for this particular situation. ...Read more

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Can mild nerve damage in the penis be treatd as peripheral neuropathy with Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)? Is there hope of successfully fixing it?

Can mild nerve damage in the penis be treatd as peripheral neuropathy with Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)? Is there hope of successfully fixing it?

Try urology: Traumatic nerve injury would not respond to IVIG treatment. For your particular condition, a urologist could probably help. ...Read more

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Is chin and bottom lip numbness considered nerve damage?

Is chin and bottom lip numbness considered nerve damage?

Possible: Your description seems to fit the distribution of the mental branch of the v-1 division of the trigeminal nerve, and can be seen with dental problems and also naso-pharyngeal issues. May be an initial visit to your dentist to start? ...Read more

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Nerve damage symptoms: leg weakness and numbness. Any way to treat this?

Yes: If there is mass lesion on your nerves such as a spur or disc- surgery would help. Otherwise therapy, meds, epidurals, tens unit etc would help. ...Read more

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Afraid it having having frontal dental numbing done afraid of nerve damage and permanent numbness?

Afraid it having having frontal dental numbing done afraid of nerve damage and permanent numbness?

Very unusual: To have any permanent numbeing from dental anesthesia.Get some counseling to help you deal with this fear. ...Read more

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What home remedies or other treatments can you recommend for numbness in leg from nerve damage? Urgent

What home remedies or other treatments can you recommend for numbness in leg from nerve damage? Urgent

See below: Try over the counter zostrix (capsaicin).
But if known nerve damage, then it may be that nothing will help. ...Read more

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10 weeks ago I was hit by a car, calf now has an area of numbness - physios say that it is not nerve damage and movement will return with stretches.

10 weeks ago I was hit by a car, calf now has an area of numbness - physios say that it is not nerve damage and movement will return with stretches.

See a physiatrist: A physiatrist- or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation- can perform a thorough nerve and muscle exam to determine the cause of your numbness and to determine the best course of rehabilitation. They may order an electomyelogram to further assess the numbness if a cause can not be determined for the exam alone. ...Read more

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What supplements can treat nerve damage in the penis? Is there any safe anti-errection pills? Is there anything else I can like hot and cold presses?

What supplements can treat nerve damage in the penis? Is there any safe anti-errection pills? Is there anything else I can like hot and cold presses?

None of the above: Maintain your health and your penis health will follow. Exercise, don't smoke and take care of any metabolic condition you may have, such as diabetes, cholesterol problems, and hypertension. If you have erection problems, get a check up where you can have detailed answers to your individual questions. ...Read more

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Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot. ...Read more

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Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

No: Although inflammation in the hand can cause shoulder pain at times (hand-shoulder syndrome), the face is not neurally connected to the arm. ...Read more

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Had neck surgery was told have permanent. Nerve damage anything can do for numbness and pain?

Had neck surgery was told have permanent. Nerve damage anything can do for numbness and pain?

Yes for the pain: Nerve damage from a radiculopathy can cause numbness, pins and needles, weakness, and pain.
Unfortunately there is little that can be done for the numbness but the pain is readily treatable.
Frequently your problem requires a multidisciplinary approach and so you need follow-up to have your options explained. Good luck! ...Read more

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I cut the v shaped frenulum nerve of my penis years ago. The left side to be specific. I know I have major nerve damage. Can this be corrected?

I cut the v shaped frenulum nerve of my penis years ago. The left side to be specific. I know I have major nerve damage. Can this be corrected?

Frenulum: The frenulum of the penis is not a nerve and has no more sensory nerve endings than any other penile tissue. The frenulum is most often cut during circumcision. I am unclear on your actual concern? ...Read more

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About 2 months ago we believe I had nerve damage to my left wrist. Since the pain and numbness went away, I have a constant feeling it needs to pop.?

About 2 months ago we believe I had nerve damage to my left wrist. Since the pain and numbness went away, I have a constant feeling it needs to pop.?

This may be good: The pain in the list can suggest a neurological issue or possibly a vascular issue. The fact that it's gotten better is a good sign. I can't tell for sure if the piping is from tendons, the position of the bones in the wrist, but that would be when I might consider. ...Read more

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Does penile nerve damage heal itself as iam not a regular masturbator 3 months ago I was slightly rough with it facing pain in penis and loss of senst?

Does penile nerve damage heal itself as iam not a regular masturbator 3 months ago I was slightly rough with it facing pain in penis and loss of senst?

Depends: When in doubt see the urologist in your area that deals with this sort of problem. Often times the problem is something else (infection for example) ...Read more

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Does penile nerve damage heal itself as I was being sligh. Rough with penis few months ago and had pain in penile region what is this prob. And no erec?

Recommend: Evaluation by an urologist rather than having on-line doctors who don't know you or or your medical history trying to guess. ...Read more

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How is nerve damage to urethra and glans penis diagnosed?

See remark: I answered your other question recently. Have you had an accident? Injury? Your urologist can ascertain if there is loss of sensation in these areas.
I have never seen nerve damage to glans or urethra unless there is spinal injury? ...Read more

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Fell off my high bed - does numbness on the inside of my forearm mean that I have nerve damage?

Fell off my high bed - does numbness on the inside of my forearm mean that I have nerve damage?

No: Your nerve was injured, for sure, but probably not damaged. Like a muscle that gets sore after it is bruised or injured, a nerve can do the same thing. Its reaction to the injury can be either pain, like when you hit your funny bone, or numbness, when it is shock, so to speak. Either way, unless the nerve was actually severed, it is very likely to be fine within a few days. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nerve damage in head region and a migraine? Clean mri. Details please. Constant numbness.

What is the difference between nerve damage in head region and a migraine? Clean mri. Details please. Constant numbness.

Migraines are related to bloodflow not Murphy injury: Migraine headaches are due to changes in blood flow to the brain not neuronal injury per se. However, migraine headaches can be a cause of small bright spots in the white matter tracks of the brain as seen on mri. Your constant numbness could be caused by changes in the spine and not the brain. ...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