I am 33 years old. I am 3 weeks post abdominal hysterectomy + bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (after diagnosis of endometrial hyperplasia with atypia). My right leg is numb from the knee to nearly the hip. In addition to the numbness, I am experiencing what feels like "bursts" of electrical currents. Walking makes the site feel better. Lying in bed is the worst. I cannot get it into a comfortable position. I am to the point of tears.
I know this is common. Is there anything I can do to help this situation? How long does it take typically? Is there any medication I can take to soothe the feeling? The nomral pain meds from surgery do not help.
I had a radical hystorectomy and had similar symptoms. The surgeon said that the nerves can be affected in that area. I started taking Neurontin at bedtime and it completely went away. That was over a year ago and I'm finally off of that medication :) Can't hurt to ask.
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