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Does the numbness after surgery improve? At what point can you assume any numbness is going to be permanent? 

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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Yes

For upto six months but if it's in areas other than around the incision u ought to discuss it with your doc much sooner.

In brief: Yes

For upto six months but if it's in areas other than around the incision u ought to discuss it with your doc much sooner.
Dr. Scott Beard
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Dr. Charles Metzger
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 6 monts to a year

Without more detail i cannot be sure as i don't know what type of surgery was done, but if you mean numbness around the scar, that recovers slowly over 6 months to a year. Anything after that is probably permanent.
If there is a large area of numbess on the far side (distal side) of the incision, it could sometimes need further treatment if the area of numbness is large or debilitating.

In brief: 6 monts to a year

Without more detail i cannot be sure as i don't know what type of surgery was done, but if you mean numbness around the scar, that recovers slowly over 6 months to a year. Anything after that is probably permanent.
If there is a large area of numbess on the far side (distal side) of the incision, it could sometimes need further treatment if the area of numbness is large or debilitating.
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