Numbness in thigh after lap surgery?
Hey everyone. Before I start I just wanted to say thanks to the other women on this board who help out by sharing their own experiences. With that said...
I had laparoscopic surgery Wednesday early evening to find out if I had an ectopic pregnancy, because my fallopian tube looked blocked and they could not find the sac in the uterus (i am about 5 weeks pregnant). Well, they did not find an ectopic pregnancy, but a tumor on my right ovary which is what everyone has been misdiagnosing as a cyst, a blocked tube, an ectopic pregnancy, and other stuff. Thank God it was benign. So I'm still pregnant and just waiting till they're able to actually see something in the uterus. That's the good news.
Now...with this being my first surgery, and the first time I have ever gone under general anesthesia, I am kind of worried about a few things and thought I'd ask here. I got out of surgery Wednesday evening, stayed in the hospital until Thursday morning, and other than the pain and bloating in my belly which was expected, I didn't really have any problems. Then, later on Thursday afternoon, I notice that a portion of my right thigh is numb. There is a red dot there that looks like I may have gotten a shot, and the muscle is tender by it, but when I asked the nurse about it, she said it DID look like a shot but she didn't see anything about it in my chart. But near it is where my thigh went numb, and it is now Friday afternoon and I still can't feel anything on that part of my thigh. Anyone else ever experience any numbness after surgery like this? I'm really worried because no one mentioned anything about giving me a local anesthetic before or after the surgery, and even if they did when i was under, wouldn't it have gone away by now???
I have been such a worrywart about everything I'm sure I'm driving the doctor's office crazy with my calls and questions, so thought I'd check here first.
Last edited by DissolveGurl; 08-11-2006 at 08:49 AM.