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Question: Tingling / slight numbness in little finger after dental sur


 Mrcomplications - Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:39 am

Fristly sorry if this has been answered many times, I have searched and found a few similar posts but there is something missing.


Last night (1 day after tooth extraction under sedation (drug like diazipan I think) my little finger was tingling like never before, this occasionaly went down my arm a bit. And kept me up all night. I am 26 years old male
This morning it is still a little tingly / numb but not as bad. I thought it was OD on nicotine patches as I had 1 just above the elbow 8 hours beforehand, I was also on tramadol for the pain of the tooth before extraction.

I have not hit my elbow or anywhere else as far as I know but am very paranoid as my simple collapsed lung turned into a 4 operation ordeal that you would not believe. :o(

Any advice would be great, and if you require any more details please post although I am not good with dates of surgery (2 years ago) or drug names.

Thanks in advance
 Mrcomplications - Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:49 am

After several sleepless nights and worried sick from reading different causes of this. It turned out to be some form of trapped nerve, gone in 3 days but annoying as hell.

I would say, laying in the "feetle" position with my affected arm straight really eased this. Though I did not sleep until I was exhuasted! :o(

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