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I have a numb tongue from waking up after surgery. It's all gone but one spot what could have happened?

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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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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.

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Why do I feel a strange sensation of numbness in my tongue and palate all day? No recent surgeries or something

Why do I feel a strange sensation of numbness in my tongue and palate all day? No recent surgeries or something

Investigate: Problem may be neurologic, reaction to medications, change in something in your diet, or many other reasons. Please see your Physician for an examination. ...Read more

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How much time does your mouth stay numb after wisdom tooth surgery?

Numbness: Hi, if the numbness persists for more than a couple of hours after the surgery you should contact your provider for further details and instructions. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

???: Assuming you are asking this from the recovery room?, the answer would be yes, but simply ring the nurse abd let her know your issues. It may take a little more time before the anesthesia wears off completely. ...Read more

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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

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Is leg numbness normal after lss surgery?

Is leg numbness normal after lss surgery?

Iss surgery.?: These initial mean nothing, but if you had spinal surgery, irritation of the nerve roots can cause numbness to be present and it depends on how much irritation occurred to know if it will completely resolve. ...Read more

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How long does numbness last after bunion surgery?

Few weeks: Numbness can last from a few weeks to a few months. There are times when it can last forever depending on whether there was a complication. ...Read more

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Facial numbness after sinus surgery, what is wrong?

Facial numbness after sinus surgery, what is wrong?

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

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Can you tell me about numbness a week after dental surgery?

Can you tell me about numbness a week after dental surgery?

TransientParesthesia: If the nerve damage is from pressure following surgery and the nerve hasn’t been severed then there is a pretty good chance that recovery will occur in 3-6 month. Magnesium, and B vitamins, especially Vitamin B1, B12 and Vitamin A are recommended. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the numbness after bunion surgery?

What can I do to relieve the numbness after bunion surgery?

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

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Is it normal to still have facial numbness after sinus surgery?

Is it normal to still have facial numbness after sinus surgery?

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

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Might getting surgery for my tongue tied problem effect my speech?

Might getting surgery for my tongue tied problem effect my speech?

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

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Is it common to bite your tongue after oral surgery with general anethesia?

Is it common to bite your tongue after oral surgery with general anethesia?

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

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Can you tell me about numbness a week after dental surgery, should I be concerned?

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

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Numbness in my head ang face for almost 5year after hyperthyrodisim surgery. Please help?

Numbness in my head ang face for almost 5year after hyperthyrodisim surgery. Please help?

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

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Why does my wife's and go numb after gallbladder surgery when she had of december 27, 2012?

Why does my wife's and go numb after gallbladder surgery when she had of december 27, 2012?

Positioning?: The only thing I can think of is if she had an injury to her arm while she was positioned during surgery. This is unusual -- we are very careful when positioning patients for surgery, but you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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What do I do if I have numb patches after surgery?

What do I do if I have numb patches after surgery?

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

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After tongue surgery I have develop a copper tongue. Why?

After tongue surgery I have develop a copper tongue. Why?

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

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Oral numbness after sinus surgery. Will it get better? What do I need to do?

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

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I can't feel the tip of my fingers after surgery. Is this normal? How long does this numbness last?

I can't feel the tip of my fingers after surgery. Is this normal? How long does this numbness last?

See below: This can depend on the type of surgery. But if you had non spinal surgery this is probably a nerve compression type injury from positioning. This should resolve within a day or so. If it does not you should discuss with your surgeon and anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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I had undergone maxillo-facial surgery a month ago. How long until the swelling and numbness go away?

Facial surgery: Dear jafar,
you should speak to your surgeon
it depends on what procedure you had
you may notice that tingling may begin to happen, than means that the nerves are growing back
best,
nima shemirani. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of numbness in scars. Why would the numbness spread years after the surgery?

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