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Cutanepos nerve entrapment syndrome - hyperesthesia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   A portion of my skin on my forearm is very tender to the touch. It has been like this for a few years and it seems to be getting worse. There is no discoloration and is not swollen. When it is touched it almost feels like it is bruised.                                                                 
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   it is called paresthesia
User :   What does that mean?
Doctor :   it is due to the hyperactivity of the nerve involved in carrying the sensation of the portion of the skin
User :   Do I need to worry about it?
Doctor :   treatment is if it is trouble some
Doctor :   than it is ablation of that cutaneous nerve
Doctor :   neurosurgeon will do that
User :   Thank you!
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