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Numbness and pain in lower lip and chin after jaw surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions

Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   i had jaw surgery over two years ago for an underbite, and i still have numbness in my chin and lower lip. its a pretty large area
User :   but in addition to the numbness i experience sharp pain in the area throughout the day
Doctor :  
ok
User :   the surgeon said no nerve was severed or anything during the surgery, and he kept reassuring me that over time i would gain feeling again, but ive lost all hope
Doctor :  
please provide me ur age an dgender
User :   is there anything that can be done?
User :   19 F
Doctor :  
i will help you out with this
User :   ok
Doctor :  
i will need to aks you few more questions. Can i proceed?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
is there any radiation of pain from the jaw to any other area?
User :   no
Doctor :  
do you have any toothache associated?
User :   nope
Doctor :  
any tingling senation?
User :   no
Doctor :  
are you able to differentiate between heat an dcold sensation?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
i will explain you
User :   ok
Doctor :  
if at the time of the surgery any nerve is damaged
Doctor :  
the patient can experience numbness and tingling sensation
Doctor :   even a pain over those region
Doctor :  
which will develop a few days after surgery
Doctor :   have you done any investgations for this complaint?

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