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Painful scar on head after surgery for epilepsy. What could this mean?

I just had epilepsy brain surgery 4 months ago today and My head where my scar has been hurting so severly that it hurts to smile, brush my hair or even put my hair in a ponytail.What could this possibly mean I know my brain and skull are still healing but I never heard that the pain would be so unbaring after four months.
Asked On : Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

First of all, I would like to reassure that your symptoms do not suggest any serious problem.

The most likely cause of pain along the surgical scar could be a neuropathic pain. There could have been minor injury to the nerve located in the skin at the time of surgery. Now, the nerve is trying to regenerate, resulting into pain and sometimes, tingling sensation.

If it is troubling too much, you could use tramadol or pregabalin.

Please discuss with your neurologist.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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