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Skin Numbness After Surgery
I need surgery for a cyst in my face under my skin. Will it hurt? They said they will numb the area.
Can titanium rods from a craniocervical fusion ever "pop out" or the screws detatch themselves and eventually have to be removed surgery was six years ago head/neck was hyperextended a bit today severe numb/tingling/painful sensation in back of skull and
Yes: Though rare sometimes the screws can be worked out, or are dislodged. If you experience symptoms you can consult with your surgeon to evaluate your repair. ...Read more
Surgery on Cspine has left me numb and tingling on whole left side as well as right foot and a pretty big spot on the rear right side of head plz help?
Call: Your neurosurgeon and discuss the details you may need a reevaluation don't delay ...Read more
I have a hernia in my lower stomach left side groin. Surgery in a week. Top of skin feels numb. Is this normal and should I go to the er?
Why does my arm feel numb and over sensitive? I had tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) surgery 3.5 months ago and my forearm feels strange like when I rub it with my fingers I can't feel the top of my skin and my arm is numb and feels spongie but yet su
I had an abdominal surgery about 6 weeks ago. I feel that the skin between my belly button and my incision is very numb. Is this typical?
Injury to nerve ends: It could be inevitable cutting of nerves to the skin of numb area. There may or may not be improvement. ...Read more
Had 8 surgeries since 1/2/14; partial foot amp & skin graphs. Now severe pain in spine & numb left arm & hand. CT/Xrays, Dr says collapsed diaphragm??
Does the numbness after surgery improve? At what point can you assume any numbness is going to be permanent?
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
What kind?: We don't do too many DVT surgeries anymore--if what you had was a thrombolysis or a thrombectomy, occasionally patients do have some numbness, but it should resolve very quickly. Any persistent symptoms should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
How long, how much?: Nerve dysfunction including numbness, weakness and pain may not resolve immediately after surgery. This depends on factors such as age, length of time nerve pressure was unrelieved pre-op, severity of compression, co-morbities (your pre-existing health issues) length of time from surgery--it may take months to improve. Warning new symptoms post-op always require re-evaluation. ...Read more
Are there any food, drinks or vitamins that are proven to help reduce swelling and numbness (from surgery (facial))?
Sorry: None that I know of, I am sorry. Hope you heal well, take time, and listen closely to your doctors instructions. ...Read more
Can undissolved stiches cause some discomfort numbness, stiffened tip & base of nose after a septoplasty/inferior turb surgery? I'm 14 days post.
You can expect swelling after an extensive septal surgery; sutures that were placed can accentuate it somewhat, but the majority is likely related to the surgery itself.
Close followup with your surgeon is necessary so he/she can help manage the swelling in the postoperative period. ...Read more
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
How long does it takes 2 heal from numbness in the upper lip after lip lowering surgery knowing that it's 20 days now since I had the surgery?
Depends on technique: This will vary greatly with the technique and may return soon or never. Generally speaking byn6-9 on this you should see return of normal sensation. ...Read more
Lge disc ext at L5 compressing L5, S1&S2 n/roots&displacing thecal sac. Pain & numbness. Got to decide on surgery or injections, would like opinions.?
Talk to Your Surgeon: This needs to be talked to your Ortho doctor. Only that physician knows your specific case. ...Read more
I had surgery on my elbow today and now have numbness on the outside of my hand. Is this normal? Will it go away?
Any exercise or positions for fast healing after r hand cts surgery that can also help with swelling and numbness?
Not really: Exersises after ctr surgery (early on) may cause more swelling and possibly more numbness. You want to move your fingers but the numbness will get better w/ time. Your preoperative symptoms (pain, numbness etc.) tend to improve dependent on how severe and how long- lasting they were before surgery. Good luck to you! ...Read more
I'm online now. Type your question here. Is swelling/numbness typical, in thumb, post A1 Pulley Release surgery, 3 days out?
3 days out: Is early into the recovery period for this trigger finger surgery. I would certainly think some swelling and numbness would not be unexpected... probably for a couple more weeks. Your surgeon should have provided some post-procedure information/instructions. If pain/swelling/numbness increase or you have other questions, contact your surgeon. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I had emergency back surgery over 10 rs ago & have pain and numbness ever since but know I'm having horrible pain in tailbone area, doc not helping?
This may not be rel-: -ated 2 your back surgery but may be coccyx in origin. Your "tail bone" needs to be evaluated. You can start with your PCP an X ray and a rectal exam will or could give you your answer. Symptoms are pain with bowel movements, sitting on hard surfaces, & even soft if for a long time. When you get out of a soft chair your pain will be worse. ...Read more
I had l5-s1 discectomy in July 2016 and while I was pleased with being able to walk out of surgery (I couldn't walk in) I still have numbness in my 4t?
Not perfect: Sometimes the surgeries are not perfect and cannot fix everything 100%. If the symptoms become worse or change, seek evaluation. ...Read more
I had a lip lowering surgery in my upper lip 12 days ago and I still have numbness in my half lip my doctor say its normal but am so worried?
No: Most likely not. Numbness is most likely due to involvement of the infraorbital nerve, which provides sensation to the front part of your cheek. Depending on when your injury took place, will most likely resolve with tincture of time, though some folks will always have some area of numbness. ...Read more
Had open heart surgery with staph 11 months ago. Should I still be having pain and numbness in the sternal area?
A little long:
Generally pain diminishes in a few months but can be aggravated by work, weather etc
numbness near any incision is not unusual and also diminishes over time as new nerves insinuate into the area-that is a bother but not a danger sign.
See your surgeon about the pain, any fever, or wound changes since you had the staph. ...Read more
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