incision numbness

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   Posted 10/29/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I am post-op for 2 months and I'm wondering if its normal to have numbness around the incision
Thanks in advance

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   Posted 10/29/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Yup, my scar from my incision from 5 years ago is still numb tongue
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   Posted 10/29/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Resection surgery in early May/2008, numb scar.

Maxilofacial surgery in 1985, still have numb spots on my jawbone, chin and lower lip.
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   Posted 10/29/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
My scar is 23 yrs old and still has numbness. It's natural. No worries.
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   Posted 10/29/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies


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   Posted 10/29/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I asked my surgeon about it, he said nerves get severed and sometimes new connections are made, sometimes they aren't, and not to worry about it
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   Posted 10/29/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
It took about a year for all the feeling to return near my incision. It can be rather uncomfortable when the nerves are growing. My skin felt raw like it had been burned off and was sooooo sensitive to the touch, even clothing was painful.
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