Posted by: Sheridan | 2008/07/07

Breast tissue removed from underarm

I've had excessive breast tissue removed from my under arm, and was wondering why, I do not have feeling in the back part of my arm. The doctor confirmed that she did not injure or cut any nerves but its been about 2mnts and I still do not have any feeling there. If I touch the skin on the outter arm, it feels as if I've been given a local anestetic. Please advise whats causing this, as I am afraid to go back to her.

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Dear Sheridan
sometimes when removing tissue, some of the very thin nerves under the skin do get damaged (you can't even see them so thin are they ) They usually regrow after a few months and the sensation gradually comes back - however this can take up to 18 months. When removing tissue, damage to the sensory nerves is always a risk and sometimes unavoidable. It can be very irritating but normally is not dangerous. Give it some time?
dr Bets

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Posted by: Sheridan | 2008/07/08

Thanks Doc! you reassured my concern. ;-)

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