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What to do if I had lung surgery 8 months ago is it normal for my side to still be numb?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Chest surgery, either traditional or minimally invasive, requires going between the ribs.
This can cause pressure on the intercostal nerves, which lie under each rib. That injury can last for months to years. Most times, it resolves quickly without any problems.

In brief: Possibly

Chest surgery, either traditional or minimally invasive, requires going between the ribs.
This can cause pressure on the intercostal nerves, which lie under each rib. That injury can last for months to years. Most times, it resolves quickly without any problems.
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