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2weeks after ililogenial nerve block w/o steroid, still feel faint numbness in grion & leg especially when use BATHROOM. Will I have this forever now?

2weeks after ililogenial nerve block w/o steroid, still feel faint numbness in grion & leg especially when use BATHROOM. Will I have this forever now?

See answer: I'm assuming you meant to say Ilio-inguinal nerve block. What was the reason it was done? Best to direct your question to the physician who performed the procedure. ...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


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Is numbness after radiesse (dermal fillers) normal? I've been considering getting radiesse (dermal fillers), but a friend had face numbness for a long time after her procedure. Is that normal? Could it be because she had a nerve block for anesthesia? .

Is numbness after radiesse (dermal fillers) normal? I've been considering getting radiesse (dermal fillers), but a friend had face numbness for a long time after her procedure. Is that normal? Could it be because she had a nerve block for anesthesia? .

I: I have never seen a patient who had prolonged numbness after Radiesse (dermal fillers) injections. As you suggest this may have been secondary to the nerve block. Temporary numbness (a couple hours) can occur when a solution of local anesthesia is included in the injection. ...Read more

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Having unilateral clitoral, majora, minora, buttock, thigh numbness. Recently had Radiculopathy dx c nerve block, and now these symptoms. HELP?

Having unilateral clitoral, majora, minora, buttock, thigh numbness. Recently had Radiculopathy dx c nerve block, and now these symptoms. HELP?

They sound neurologi: Since on one side it does suggest neurologic. It depends why you had the nerve block as to whether there may be a relationship to that cause or from the nerve block. You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Hi, is it normal to have numbness in genital area 5 weeks after pudendal nerve block? Sensitivity is lost, hard to reach orgasm

Hi, is it normal to have numbness in genital area 5 weeks after pudendal nerve block? Sensitivity is lost, hard to reach orgasm

No: There is something else going on with that nerve that needs to be examined further.
Here are some resources:

http://www. Oswego. Edu/~msheppar/isc325/spuninfo/physician. Html
www. Pelvicpain. Org ...Read more

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After a lumbar nerve block IV some numbness/drop in foot ihave feeling but little movement. Pysio thinks its from the block. Can you help explain this?

After a lumbar nerve block IV some numbness/drop in foot ihave feeling but little movement. Pysio thinks its from the block. Can you help explain this?

Normal if resolved: A nerve block means the doctor injected Lidocaine or another local anesthetic (numbing medication) around a nerve. It is done for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It is normal, after the nerve is 'numbed' to have numbness and decreased muscle strength. It should resolve after max 12 hours (depending on medication used). If it has not resolved. Call the doctor asap for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long will a digital nerve block stay numb?

Nerve block: How long it lasts, depends on the drug used and whether or not there is an additional agent such as epinephrine. The amount of drug used is imoirtant too. Other factors such as metabolism, how long your body gets rid of the drug, circulation and concurrent medical and neurological condiitons all factor in. A simple digital block with plain 1% lidocaine in my hands usually lasts 1-2 hours ...Read more

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How long will my leg be numb after a nerve block?

How long will my leg be numb after a nerve block?

Varies: As was said it depends on the drug used and the type of block done. ...Read more

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I have foot is still numb after nerve block 17 hours later, what to do?

I have foot is still numb after nerve block 17 hours later, what to do?

Simply wait: There is no treatment. Only time will reverse the numbness. ...Read more

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Can someone explain a pudendal nerve block to me? I've heard no more erections, but will my penis feel numb to the point it would freak me out?

Can someone explain a pudendal nerve block to me? I've heard no more erections, but will my penis feel numb to the point it would freak me out?

See below: Pudendal nerve id derived from s2, (racepinephrine) 3, 4 nerves. It gives branches to the inf. Rectal, perineal and dorsal nerve of penis. Block is at low buttock area (ischial tuberosity). You will get penile numness and some scrotal numbness.
Main indication in males is for penile pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Had tennis elbow and cubital tunnel surgery this morning about 9a with nerve block, my arm is just as numb as when I left center, should I be concern?

No: These nerve blocks can last for a few days on occasion. It may actually be saving you a lot of agony at the moment. You should start to regain sensation and pain in the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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When someone has a mammogram is the arm and hand suppose to get numb why the test is preformed? I had a inter scalene nerve block shoulder surgery

When someone has a mammogram is the arm and hand suppose to get numb why the test is preformed? I had a inter scalene nerve block shoulder surgery

See below: A mammogram does not cause numbness in the arm and hand. The position you had your arm in during the procedure could have put some strain on your neck so I would go to an urgent care center or your local doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Rt shoulder symptoms with nerve block on friday. Total rt arm is numb but rt eye not as open...Pupil smaller than left. Block in it tomorrow. Concerning?

Rt shoulder symptoms with nerve block on friday. Total rt arm is numb but rt eye not as open...Pupil smaller than left. Block in it tomorrow. Concerning?

Horner's syndrome: Hi panda, you probably have horner's syndrome which is common with these types of brachial plexus block. It's not a complication but a side effect. The medication blocked sympathetic ganglion in the neck along with other nerves. It will wear off along with the arm numbness. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I had surgery done for a navicular fracture today in my foot. How long does the nerve block last? Been 6 hours and I'm still numb/can't wiggle toes

I had surgery done for a navicular fracture today in my foot. How long does the nerve block last? Been 6 hours and I'm still numb/can't wiggle toes

Block decreases pain: Peripheral block duration depends upon what actual anesthetic agent is used in isolation or combination. They are done to decrease the pain associated with the underlying surgery. As the block wears off, pain pills (prescribed) will need to handoff the pain management duties in large part along with compression and ice therapy. In general, blocks can expect to last between 8 and 24 hours ...Read more

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ESI/Nerve Block vial contaminated w/ metallic. 2 MRI's 5days apart. Legs numb bilateral, Disc hern T- and L Spine. CSF leak? Is Mylogram appropriate

ESI/Nerve Block vial contaminated w/ metallic. 2 MRI's 5days apart. Legs numb bilateral, Disc hern T- and L Spine. CSF leak? Is Mylogram appropriate

Difficult problem: How do you know the vial was contaminated? Any Fever chills meningeal signs? A CSF leak would have a severe headache that is positional, I.e. It goes away when lying down and is severe when standing. You need to discuss these questions with your doctor or get a formal second opinion. These are extremely serious issues that should be followed up on by your doctor. Myelogram-discuss with MD. ...Read more

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How successful is nerve blocks in the lower lumbar for pain and numbness in the legs?

How successful is nerve blocks in the lower lumbar for pain and numbness in the legs?

Highly Variable: My experience in my patients is that for the most part nerve blocks (whether in the lumbar or cervical spines) are not overly successful in terms of duration or amount of relief. The reason is simple. That type of pain management is purely symptomatic & never treats the cause. Pain blocks will NEVER help numbness since that is the result of the neuropathy which is what has to be fixed. ...Read more

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I had a bilateral nerve root block on 29th june I am still in some pain. I still have some numbness at times in my foot is thisnormal?

Yes: The numbness should resolved at the foot. If pain continues, return to your doctor. May need a repeat injection. Did you have a MRI of your back? ...Read more

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Broken ankle last year. Numbness on sole of foot and when I raise my toes it feels like block in paw of foot op block damaged nerve. Can it be fixed?

Broken ankle last year. Numbness on sole of foot and when I raise my toes it feels like block in paw of foot op block damaged nerve. Can it be fixed?

Ask your surgeon, or: If your surgeon doesn't think it can be repaired, don't be afraid to ask for a second opinion. Also, was it numb since the surgery or just lately? If lately, you can have a Morton's Neuroma in your foot that causes tingling and pain and can certainly be treated. (It's a painful bundle of nerves.) ...Read more

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Could a nerve block have more success?

Yes,: A nerve block can be used instead of general or topical anesthesia, depending on the type of surgery and patient or purpose. ...Read more

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What do they do for a nerve block for pain?

What do they do for a nerve block for pain?

Depends: Nerve blocks are commonly performed for many types of pain. The specific details of the block depend on the nerve being injected. Usually local anesthetics and sometimes steroids and other medications may be injected. The injection is usually performed with some sort of imaging modality, either ultrasound or fluoroscopy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nerve block?

Nerve block: Just means injecting a nerve with a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to temporarily cause the nerve to stop working. It's usually done in order to do a procedure painlessly, but can also be done as a therapeutic measure to rest a nerve that's inflamed. ...Read more

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What's a facet nerve block procedure?

What's a facet nerve block procedure?

Facet Injection: A facet injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve back pain caused by inflamed facet joints. A facet injection includes both a long-lasting corticosteroid and an anesthetic numbing agent. The Medial Branch Block is mostly an anesthetic injection for diagnostic purposes to determine candidacy for radiofrequency ablation. ...Read more

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Do most surgeries utilize a nerve block?

No: Nerve blocks are mostly used for surgery on the extremities and sometimes lower abdominal soft tissue. Spinal and epidural blocks can also be used for lower abdominal and perineal procedures. ...Read more

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How does a nerve block help endometriosis?

How does a nerve block help endometriosis?

Only the pain: Nerve blocks are better for defined areas of the body. Nerve sensation from endometriosis is more complex and less amenable to this treatment as a long term. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a nerve block administered?

Is it safe to have a nerve block administered?

Yes.: I have done thousands without\ serious issues to my patients, except for bleeding from a punctured deep blood vessell. If properly done, great pain relief can be obtained. ...Read more

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How can a nerve block help treat endometriosis?

How can a nerve block help treat endometriosis?

Just the pain: A nerve block decreases the pain reception from the area served by the specific nerve. However, the treatment of endometriosis depends on tissue confirmation and is best treated by removal plus further hormonal manipulation. ...Read more

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How do they do a nerve block to help with pain?

How do they do a nerve block to help with pain?

Injection: Nerve blocks usually have an anesthetic agent and often a steroid together. It provides both immediate and longer term pain relief. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Nerve Block (Definition)

Just means injecting a nerve with a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to temporarily cause the nerve to stop working. It's usually done in order to do a procedure painlessly, but can also be done as a therapeutic measure to rest ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more