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Numbness of the chin and lips post jaw surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   hi. i am a 19 year old female, dealing with numbness and pain in my lower lip and chin from a procedure on my jaw and chin 2 years ago
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
What procedure you underwent?
User :   surgery for an underbite
Doctor :  
User :   and i am sure the numbness wont go away, though my surgeon said nothing was severed
Doctor :   ok
User :   how can i deal with the pain and numbness? its almost unbearable at times
User :   i heard of so many alternative things, like acupuncture, etc...but its so expensive. i am a struggling college student
Doctor :  
Since when you are experiencing the pain and numbness
User :   never went away since the surgery
User :   nerves never regenerated
Doctor :  
i suggest you to see the doctor who operated you
User :   i did
User :   he had no suggestions

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