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One for those who have had a HT: How long did it take for the numbness to go away after your HT?

I'm 4 days out and, whilst it's not something I notice at all unless I actively touch my head and thus not really a problem, I can't really feel much when I tap/touch the top of my head and it's a very strange feeling.

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7 minutes ago, SeanToman said:

Had a numbness on the middle of my head up to 2 months after a FUE transplant.

Perfectly normal. :)
After the first month you may notice a tingly feeling on your head too, it's just the nerves rebuilding.

Cheers for the reply!

Yeah, I know it's normal, was just wondering what different timelines people experienced in relation to this 

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Cheers John/Gatsby. It's no biggie either way, I don't notice unless I touch it, just a weird sensation.

 

1 hour ago, JC71 said:

My FUTs were a few months, but FUE I found about 4-6 weeks from memory. 

 

1 hour ago, Gatsby said:

For me after my first hair transplant it took 6 months before full sensation returned.

 

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The numb feeling should subside soon, you may also feel some minor irritation burning sensation in the donor in the next week or two, it's all normal.

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I still have some numbness 30+ years after the first transplant, so it's possible it may never fully go away.

 

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31 minutes ago, BeHappy said:

I still have some numbness 30+ years after the first transplant, so it's possible it may never fully go away.

 

Sorry to hear and thanks for the insight - yeah, anything is possible and I am aware nerves can be damaged during a HT, but I'm not really worried about this being the case

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Took about 4-6 months after my first HT for the numbness to subside.  Subsequent HT's just a few weeks.

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