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When someone has a mammogram is the arm and hand suppose to get numb why the test is preformed? I had a inter scalene nerve block shoulder surgery

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

A mammogram does not cause numbness in the arm and hand.
The position you had your arm in during the procedure could have put some strain on your neck so i would go to an urgent care center or your local doctor if the symptoms persist.

In brief: See below

A mammogram does not cause numbness in the arm and hand.
The position you had your arm in during the procedure could have put some strain on your neck so i would go to an urgent care center or your local doctor if the symptoms persist.
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Gabor Racz
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: That is different

. Prolonged numbness should be evaluated.
If you had interscalene block for shoulder surgery there could be very rare complications because of the procedure. Persistent numbness or even paralysis could happen and careful evaluation and an MRI of the cervical spine can rule it out. Dislocated shoulder can do it also. Surgical manipulation also. Most of the time it recovers. So relax. Gabor racz m.

In brief: That is different

. Prolonged numbness should be evaluated.
If you had interscalene block for shoulder surgery there could be very rare complications because of the procedure. Persistent numbness or even paralysis could happen and careful evaluation and an MRI of the cervical spine can rule it out. Dislocated shoulder can do it also. Surgical manipulation also. Most of the time it recovers. So relax. Gabor racz m.
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