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Numb Tongue After Surgery
I have a numb tongue from waking up after surgery. It's all gone but one spot what could have happened?
How Long ago was it?: It is not uncommon to give local injections in oral surgeries or give topical local to make the intubation less uncomfortable. The local from that could last a while. Also, you could have had compression of your tongue that caused nerve injury. That can take longer to come back. Let your anesthesiologist know. ...Read more
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Will speech therapy correct lisp? Lisp before & after surgery. I had double jaw surgery for class 3 underbite. Right side of tongue numb after surgery.
Good idea: Consult w a speech pathologist. Your neuromuscular patterning may not respond to therapy, but you won't know until you try. ...Read more
Will the nerves in my tongue heal after having surgery on it. It is numb and tingles all the time?
Is partially numb tongue causing my lisp? Should I consider having the nerves repaired? If so, how successful is the surgery? If not, any other option
Yes possibly cause: A partially numb tongue could create or add to a lisping issue. What is causing the numbness issue? A trauma possibly removal of impacted wisdom teeth or tongue piercing could damage the nerve that innervates your tongue. Time is critical here the older the trauma the poorer the chances of healing. If trauma greater than a year old a repair likely will not work. Please consult a oral surgeon ...Read more
I just had gallbladder surgery yesterday, and ever since I woke up the tip of my tongue is numb. How long should this last?
Due to endotracheal:
Tube, Speak with your anestheologist
Possibly it is perminent ...Read more
Had a reaction to something after surgery 5 days ago. I have face, tongue swelling and numbness, taking prednisone, benadryl. When will swelling stop?
Drug reaction: It usually disappears within 72 to 96 hours. However it is sometimes present up to 14 days so just continue your mess and relax ...Read more
I had knee surgery on wednesday and woke up with a numb tongue at the front on the left hand side. And now have a pee size lump inside the tongue?
Mouth: If you had a tube in your mouth called intubation it may be from the tube otherwise it sounds like you may have bitten your tongue and caused a small bruise in the tongue. Check it out with an ENT but for now do warm salt water gargles. ...Read more
Why do I feel a strange sensation of numbness in my tongue and palate all day? No recent surgeries or something
I recently had surgery to remove a polyp and my lip and my mouth was hurt due to the breathing tube. I have tingling and numbness in my lip, what to do?
The tingling and: Numbness may be from the pressure the breathing tube was placing on the soft tissues on the lip. The feeling should come back within a week or so. If not, return to your doc and discus. ...Read more
I've just come out if theatre for my breast lift surgery and my tounge is numb and I can taste the anasthetic in my mouth. Is this normal?
WHY?? 10days after wisdom teeth surgery, PAIN-2 lumps on jaw each side hurt 2touch, still cant open mouth, hurts 2 put pressure on teeth, numb→lip, chin, etc
Oral Surgeon: I'm surprised that after all this time with all these symptoms and especially the numbness, that you still have not contacted the oral surgeon who treated you. You're wasting precious time asking a panel that cannot see you or examine you to help you... call the surgeon ASAP ...Read more
Maybe transient: Not an unusual situation for small nerve branches to be numb for a brief time after facial procedures. Not uncommon to see involvement either above or below the eye, and other areas may be involved on occasion. This should all clear within 6-8 weeks postop, but contact your surgeon for further information. ...Read more
Time: After an injury to a nerve, if it is not cut, it Gerald regenerates or heals at s rare of 1 mm/day or 1 inch a month. Depending on how long ago your surgery was, it may just take more time or it may always remain numb. There can be some growth of nerves unaffected by the surgery that can arborize or fill in the gap to a degree. ...Read more
Depends: It would depend on what kind of sinus surgery you had (open cut in your gum line or "endosinus surgery" done with flexible telescopes. It also depends on the extent of your surgery and what you had done. In general, facial numbness is not normal, and you should see your surgeon soon about this. Good luck! ...Read more
Usually Yes: It tends to make your speech more clear for you to speak and for other people to understand what you say. This is because your tongue can now touch the proper areas of the teeth and mouth to actually make the correct sounds possible. ...Read more
Not common: But possible. If you have a bruise on your tongue, it is possible that there were some difficulties with the intubation or surgical instrumentation. ...Read more
Call ur surgeon: Your surgeon should be advised of the situation. You need to be examined to determine the cause of the numbness and to see if medications or treatment is indicated. ...Read more
Candidiasis?: Please visit your health care practioner for a diagnosis. ...Read more
Nerve damage: Sometimes nerves can heal but it can take a long time. It is thought that perhaps vitamin B12 can help nerve function. Also, I would try physical therapy of sorts. That is, exercise/massage those areas as best you can to encourage your body to heal and adapt. Some might also use meds like Neurontin (gabapentin) for your condition. ...Read more
I need surgery for a cyst in my face under my skin. Will it hurt? They said they will numb the area.
Yes I just had surgery on my shoulder for labrum repair and I'm in more pain, my shoulder looks deformed and I'm completely numb. Please help.?
Call your surgeon: It sounds like you may have just had the procedure done recently, so it would be appropriate to call your surgeon ASAP to help sort it out. It could be normal, or represent a problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Dad w/tongue ca having symptoms tomorrow by e.N.T dr. My sister suggest we see the oncologist first and possibly have him do the surgery. Any suggestions?
She may be right: Medical oncologists are specialists who decide about use of chemotherapy. Your dad may or may not need chemo, it depends on the stage of his cancer. If his cancer is stage-3 then he should be seen by a medical oncologist. Stage 1 and 2 can be managed well by ENT specialist alone. ...Read more
A few more details.: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, things feel numb in small spots where there's been trauma. Scar tissue or pain in a nearby area can make an area feel numb when there isn't any real problem. ALso, small nerves will be cut (somewhat they come back) and very small patches of funny feelings result. ...Read more
Oral hygiene: If it is cause by oral rinse like chlorohexidine, a common medicine often prescribed after any oral surgery as its side effect, there is nothing to worry about. It is also possible cause by plaque accumunation or certain medications you are taking. Please consult your dentist if that is a concern for you. ...Read more
Numbness: It is not unusual to have some numbness of the upper teeth or the front part of the hard palate after nasal and sinus surgery. This is usually a temporary issue. It may last for a week or two, but could last longer. You should discuss it with your surgeon and see if there's any other reasons for this sensation that you have. ...Read more
I can't feel the tip of my fingers after surgery. Is this normal? How long does this numbness last?
I had undergone maxillo-facial surgery a month ago. How long until the swelling and numbness go away?
What could be the cause of numbness in scars. Why would the numbness spread years after the surgery?
Not usually.: Scar tissue does not have nerves in it. It can sometimes trap nearby nerves and feel funny. The problem should not spread over time. ...Read more
I had ctr surgery on tuesday, it's now thursday and I'm am experiencing a fair bit of numbness. Especially in my baby finger. Thoughts?
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