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Surgery to remove concrete and antibiotics out of femur, numbness in tongue and pains

My girlfriend had surgery this morning to remove concreet and anti biotics out of her femur and her toungue is numb tonight and is very painfull would it possibly because of the tube they put in her throat? She also has had a pic line in for 2 weeks and 2 weeks ago they took the rod out of her femur if you could explain why her toungue is numb and painfull it would help a lot thanks
Asked On : Sat, 26 May 2012
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Thanks for writing in.

Seems she has undergone the surgery under general anesthesia. The drugs & the endotracheal tube used during general anesthesia causes such dryness, pain in throat and some times cough too. It usually resolves within a day. She will be alright once she is allowed to take liquid fluids initially. Follow your doctors advise as she is in immediate post-operative period.

The numbness / pain is no way related to the removal of rod or anti-biotic impregnated cement.

Wish her a good recovery,
Answered: Sat, 26 May 2012
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