There is a sensory nerve that runs from the inside of the pelvis out to the anterior (front) of the thigh, called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. Occasionally, this nerve can be disturbed or injured during the course of a laparoscopic hernia repair.
Your symptoms may improve (often slowly, over a period of months), or they may not.
You should discuss these symptoms with your surgeon.
Not that this will be helpful but I have exactly the same problem, op 7 days ago.
Ok sitting but as soon as i stand a searing burning pain runs across my right thigh, last for a few minutes then diminishes. Lasting numbness.
I go back for post op consultation in 4 weeks, I'll report back although I feel Dr Wascher has answered the question.
Numbness in thigh after inguinal hernia repair through keysurge.
Hi guys. Had my key hole repair 9 days ago and have the same problem. Left thigh which is the same side as he hernia is numb. If my thigh was in quarters, it is the top left quarter that is numb down to the the knee. I also have a numb spot that runs over the thigh just above the knee. Burning sensation on the skin around the knee area which is sore to touch. Seeing my surgeon tomorrow so hopefully will be able to post some answers soon.
Right then. Just been back to see my surgeon about my numb leg.
First answer was the same as Dr Robert Wascher.
Second answer was that it's possible that one of the staples used to keep the mesh in place could have gone through the nerve.
I've been told to wait 6-8 weeks and see how it is. Surgeon said it could have sorted itself by then. If not. It's back for more surgery to fix it.
Really hope it fixes itself as I work for myself and really would be able to take even more time off work for more surgery.
Report back in 6-8 weeks if there is no improvement and try and give some more answers to the problem. Hope this is helpful to some one.
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