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How long does numbness last after oral surgery?

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I had general anesthesia this morning for a tooth extraction... my lower arms now (both arms) feel like I slept on them (pins and needles) NOT NUMB! I also had a D&C last April under anesthesia and experienced the same "pins and needles" in both lower arms.. is this normal? Can my body react to anesthesia this way

Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
A common side effect

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but there is no need to worry as this is a common side effect of genernal anesthesia that is expected to go away within a couple of days.. If your symptoms got worse and you are unable to move your arm then you should seek medical attention to exclude nerve damage.. I hope you find this helpful..
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