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How long after amputation does pain in nerve endings stop?

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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

For some people, pain in the affected limb decreases a lot after an amputation.
Surgical pain may last a few days to weeks. Others develop phantom sensation or phantom pain, feeling or pain that they perceive to be in the part of the limb that is now gone. A few may have localized pain related to a neuroma, which develops at the cut end of the divided nerve.

In brief: Depends

For some people, pain in the affected limb decreases a lot after an amputation.
Surgical pain may last a few days to weeks. Others develop phantom sensation or phantom pain, feeling or pain that they perceive to be in the part of the limb that is now gone. A few may have localized pain related to a neuroma, which develops at the cut end of the divided nerve.
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Every person is different but it heals with time and most start welding less pain after a few weeks.
For some it disappears for others it can be managed with medication.

In brief: Varies

Every person is different but it heals with time and most start welding less pain after a few weeks.
For some it disappears for others it can be managed with medication.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Variable

Typically after an amputation there is increased pain that is called "phantom pains".
Meaning you will feel pain in the limb that has been amputated. There are anti-neurological pain medications used to help curb this type of pain. Over the next couple weeks that pain reduces drastically, although there can be flair ups of those phantom pains occasionally life long.

In brief: Variable

Typically after an amputation there is increased pain that is called "phantom pains".
Meaning you will feel pain in the limb that has been amputated. There are anti-neurological pain medications used to help curb this type of pain. Over the next couple weeks that pain reduces drastically, although there can be flair ups of those phantom pains occasionally life long.
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