Totally numb area feels itchy. I'm curious.
March 3, 2010 6:51 AM Subscribe
I had a breast reduction about four years ago and every once in awhile a numb part of my breast feels itchy. What's up with that? (possibly NSFW)
posted by giraffe to Health & Fitness (15 answers total)
Most of the skin on my breasts is pretty much numb - I can feel pressure, and that's about it. I had anchor-style incisions with Jackson-Pratt drains, if that helps at all.
This happens very rarely - probably a few times a year. It doesn't seem to relate to my menstrual cycle at all. It's not the skin that feels itchy, but rather the tissue below it. Scratching or putting firm pressure on the area does nothing to reduce the itchy feeling.
I know that wounds can feel itchy when they're healing, but it's been over four years now. So, what's going on?