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I had a schwannoma tumor removed from my right hip X 3. The

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I had a schwannoma tumor removed from my right hip X 3. The last surgery was about 10 years ago and that surgeon did a "deep bite" to prevent it from coming back. I have been having right hip pain since about November that has a stinging achey feeling. I have nerve damage from the last surgery down the front of my leg so it's a little hard to pinpoint the source of origin. There is very little info out there about schwannoma tumors. My question is, should I be concerned about it coming back & if so what tests do I need? Or could this be a result of the muscle/nerve damage from that surgery so long ago. (when the tumor was first diagnosed I was told it was stage 4 melanoma)
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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It is likely that you are experiencing the neuropathic pain from the nerve damage due to the surgery. It is unlikely to represent a recurrence considering the mostly bengin nature and low frequency of recurrence rate of schwanomma. However, it would be important and necessary for you to follow-up with your doctor for a repeat MRI to exclude any such new lesion. In the meantime, to help resolve this neuropathic pain due to nerve damage and irritation, I suggest that your doctor prescribe you gabapentin, carbamezepine or lyrica.

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