Ok, so I am curious about what might be causing a sensation I occasionally get at night. This never happens during the day, and I only feel it when I wake up from having slept, so my guess would obviously be that it is related to how I am sleeping. This also only seems to occur if I sleep on my stomach or, on rare occasion, on my back, not if I sleep on a side.
The sensation I have can best be described as that numb feeling you get when part of your body "falls asleep," then starts tingling as feeling returns. I feel this sensation in what would best be described as either lower abdomen or upper groin (center of the abdomen, partially on the left-center area, just above the hip line).
Now, I have had inguinal hernia surgery on both sides, the right one back in Dec. 1997 and the left in Aug. 2003. I don't remember when I first felt this numbness, but it certainly did not happen until after the second surgery.
So, my question of course is: does the sensation I feel sound like something that could result from the surgery, or am I relating two things that likely aren't actually related? And, if it is surgery-related, is there something I should do about it (aka is it 'dangerous' or just annoying)?
Any assistance with this is much appreciated. Thanks and take care