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Burning and tingling on the thumb after removal of strictures - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your query
User :   i cut my thumb, had to get stitches, and now have a tingling feeling to touch and burning sensation when excess pressure is applies
User :   applied
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User :   what is going on/
User :   ?*
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when did this incident occur?
User :   about 3 months ago
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since when is the tingling feeling?
User :   almost right after it happened..
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is there any swelling around the stitches?
Doctor :   has it healed well?
User :   no, i had them taken out
Doctor :  
whenwas that?
User :   yes, the scar is still discolored, but that is expected
User :   10 days after i got them in
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is the tingling feeling only around the cut area? or is it in the entire thumb?
User :   it is on the side where the cut is
Doctor :  
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i will suggest a reexamination of the thumb
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and also a examination to see for the sensory loss/paresthesia.
User :   i am worried it is nerve damage..
Doctor :  
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yes it could be, as there is paresthesia.

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