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Re: Numb arm.

Hi enaj58


Thanks for posting.


The numbness and altered sensation you are feeling in your arm could be a normal part of recovery following surgery to remove one or more of your lymph nodes.   You can speak to your breast care nurse (if you have one), or you treatment team to be sure.   Altered sensation or numbness is often temporary but some people may be left with a degree of permanent numbness or altered sensation.


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Numb arm.

Hi I was diagnosed with DCIS on the 28th February & was told I would have to have a mastectomy, I have chosen to have reconstruction done at the same time, I went in for a lymph node biopsy on the 14th March & am just waiting for the results, all went well with the procedure & I’ve not had any problems till the other night & I’ve started to notice numbness in part of my arm & sometimes it just feels a bit weird, is this normal please & will it go? Thank you.