trauma is a possible cause
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Abnormal sensations are usually related to abnormal function or structure of the nerves in this area. This is called neuropathy.
Neuropathy that does not involve the nerves of the brain or spinal cord
is called peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy can occur due to different causes but,yes, trauma due to any surgery is one possible cause. This is because surgical procedures can cause mild trauma to the nerves in the area but normally, the abnormal sensations would start within weeks or months after surgery.
It would be very unusual for it to start years after the procedure.
Other common cause of neuropathy are: (1) vitamin deficiency
particular the b vitamins
, vitamin e
(3)related to some types of infections such as shingles
(6)side effect of medications
(7)autoimmune diseases such as lupus
(9)idiopathic - this means that the cause is not known
If you notice any evidence of a rash
along with the abnormal sensation then it is possible that it is related to shingles.There is medication that can help if it is uncomfortable.
If this is not the case , and the abnormal sensation is intolerable then you may want to consider visiting your doctor for an assessment. This would involve history and examination of the abdomen.
Investigations would include blood tests such as vitamin levels, full blood count, ESR (checks for inflammation in the blood).
Any further investigations would depend on these results.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions