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Abdominal Numbness after Hysterectomy

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Women experiencing numbness in parts of her abdomen and thigh after her hysterectomyI recently had my hysterectomy and parts of my abdomen and thigh are still numb. When will it improve?


Many doctors attribute post-op numbness to nerves being stretched, cut, or repositioned during the hysterectomy. It can take up to a year for the nerves to repair themselves, if at all. Some ladies regain feeling quite quickly, but many find that some degree of numbness remains permanently.

Take things very slowly, and do not do anything to strain or aggravate the surgical area. Remember not to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk. Also, be careful when leaning against the oven/stove or any other hot surface. Since your nerves aren't fully functioning, you may not feel any heat, but that doesn't mean you aren't getting burnt.

If you have concerns about persisting numbness, please don't hesitate to discuss it with your doctor.



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

04-12-2003 - 09:30 AM


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