Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
NUMBNESS AFTER ARTHROSCOPIC HIP SUR
avatar
SEGERBOB posted:
I HAD ARTHROSCOPIC HIP SURGERY TO REPAIR A LABERAL TEAR, AND REMOVE A BONE SPUR ON MY LEFT HIP EXACTLY 3 WEEKS AGO. I WAS GIVEN THE CHOICE OF HAVING AN EPIDURAL, OR GENERAL, AND I CHOSE TO HAVE GENERAL. I WAS NEVER INFORMED OF HAVING A NERVE BLOCK DONE, OR WAS NEVER TOLD THE RISKS IF I WERE TO HAVE ONE. POINT BEING, I AM 3 WEEKS OUT OF SURGERY, AND I HAVE COMPLETE NUMBNESS IN MY VAGINA/CLITORIS AREA. NO FEELING WHAT SO EVER, AND AM NOT SURE WHAT TO THINK WHEN THEY SAY IT MIGHT TAKE UP TO 8 WEEKS TO COME BACK. IS THAT JUST AN EXCUSE TO STOP ME FROM ASKING QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW?
Reply
 
avatar
_swank_ responded:
My guess is they just mean it might take 8 weeks for the feeling to come back. It can take a while in some cases. I had my hip scoped and made it a point to make sure they weren't doing a nerve block. I hate them and will never have another one. It wasn't necessary anyway. My doctor injected a bunch of Lidocaine straight into my hip.
 
avatar
key13 responded:
I had arthroscopic hip surgery 4 days ago for a labral tear and reshaping of femor. I, too, am having vaginal numbness. I asked about it yesterday and was told that "they put a post there." Not totally sure what that means, but they said that feeling should return in a few days. Then I saw this post. I was wondering if the author could update this info??? I have no idea if they did a nerve block, but that was my initial thought before I called.


Featuring Experts

Scott Zashin, MD is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School and maintains a private practice at Presb...More

Helpful Tips

Relief for Knee OA
Doing squats on a Total Gym (2 or 3 reps of 20) at an incline, taking Nopalea, whirlpool baths and a proactive attitude through prayer have ... More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 1 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.