Pins and needles afyer operation, why?

Depends on operation. Pins and needles reflects irritation of nerve branches. This is common near any incision site especially if the skin had to be retracted for a while. Tingling away from an operative site may reflect swelling or traction of a major nerve branch near the op site. Be concerned if you develop weakness or muscle atrophy, severe jolts of pain in the nerve distribution.

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I am 5 years post Discetomy operation for L4 L5. Have pins and needles and partial numb on back of left feet. Which speciliast to consult? Solutions

See neurologist/EMG. The numbness and paresthesias may or may not be related to pressure on a spinal nerve. There is a possibility it could be a nerve problem more localized to the foot. A good place to start would be to see a neurologist who also does EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies...which may be needed to help diagnose the cause. Hope that helps! Read more...

I had maxillary surgery to remove a cyst 3 months ago now! How long should my gum be numb for and pins and needles in the face along with runny nose?

Depends. No one answer for everyone, but in general, sensory nerves can take anywhere from 3mos to a year to recover after surgery. Pins and needles are a commonly described sensation during this phase of healing. Depending on the type of maxillary surgery you had, the 'runny nose' can rarely represent a more serious issue. Talk with your surgeon! Read more...

I recently had spinal fusion surgery done and ever since my feet have a tingling feeling sometimes it feels like pins and needles is that normal?

Nevre irritation . Pins and needles are signs of nerve irritation. You need to tell your surgeon and be reevaluated by him. Read more...
No. The symptoms are common signs of nerve irritation. However, if the symptoms were not present before your surgery, you should certainly discuss this with your surgeon. Read more...
tingling. As other doc's have said , it is a sign of nerve irritation usually. See your surgeon for further evaluation. Read more...