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Unread 02-25-2005, 10:08 AM
one week post op, numbness?

hello, I am one week post op for TAH/SBO and my belly is still numb from the belly button to my incision.. is this normal? please help
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Unread 02-25-2005, 10:20 AM
one week post op, numbness?

Hi Rosebud,
I had a TAH on 1-17-05 I'm just over 5 weeks now. I still have the numb feeling also I believe this is normal from all nerves cut and moved during surgery. Also my 19 year old dd had to have her left overie removed Dec 18 2004 in emergency surg.due to complications from lap surg. in Nov. she has a cut that looks just like she had a TAH but she still has a numb feeling that goes up about 2 inches above cut lline.
Unread 02-25-2005, 10:21 AM

Hi, Rosebuddy!

Yes, it is normal to be numb. I am one month post-op and the skin 2" above my incision line is still numb. I think it will take a while to get feeling back. My whole lower belly is still prickly feeling when I touch it. The nerves are affected by the incision and the tissues being held out of the way during surgery. We are all learning about patience and time during our journey to complete recovery.

I wish you all the best during your recovery. Take good care of yourself, get plenty of rest, and enjoy the quiet time. Let us know how you are doing new !


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Unread 02-26-2005, 04:42 AM

I had to respond to this because I am 3 weeks post-op on 2/28 and I still have a lot of numbness too. From the belly button down and sideways all around the biggest of the incisions. Numb and quite sore if clothing rubs on it. Normal? I don't know! Anyone?
Unread 02-26-2005, 05:48 AM
one week post op, numbness?

Count me in! I'm numb too! I am a little over 5 weeks post-op and also am numb near my belly button and incision. My doc says it's from the nerves being cut and also part of the healing process. Just ask your doc if your worried. It feels strange! I just thought I'd join the numbness group!

Take care, LindrosLover
Unread 02-26-2005, 07:42 AM
one week post op, numbness?

I'm 9 weeks out and have watched the numb area get smaller each week. It is now in the front only. I have talked to several people who say this feeling can last even up to a year and it's very normal. Don't worry, be happy!

Unread 02-26-2005, 07:47 AM

I am 8+ months post op and a lot of the numbness has gone away. I still have a large section across the incision and just below that is numb. The doc said that might never come back. But I had a TT with the hyster and the plastic surgeon told me that might always stay numb.

I have a friend that had a large area of numbness after her hyster-she said some of it went away after 3 years, but some is still there.

So yes, I think it is normal.

Don't you wish the docs would talk to people before surgery and tell them what to expect so they aren't surprised?


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