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Is it normal to still have numbness from a femoral hernia repair after a year has gone by?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
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In brief: Yes and No

Numbness after inguinal and femoral hernia repair is common.
However, the duration of numbness in and around the groin and inner thigh are dependent upon a key factor. That is, whether or not your surgeon purposefully divided a small nerve branch. Some surgeons do this to avoid the much worse complication of chronic pain. If your surgeon divided your nerve, you will always have numbness.

In brief: Yes and No

Numbness after inguinal and femoral hernia repair is common.
However, the duration of numbness in and around the groin and inner thigh are dependent upon a key factor. That is, whether or not your surgeon purposefully divided a small nerve branch. Some surgeons do this to avoid the much worse complication of chronic pain. If your surgeon divided your nerve, you will always have numbness.
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