View Full Version : Strange sensation

02-13-2008, 10:29 PM
Has anyone experienced a loss of feeling on the skin of their rib hump? When someone rubs or scratches the area it seems I have no sensation on the surface. I have one place in particular that will begin to itch but when I scratch it, although I can feel the pressure there's no feeling on the skin so the itch gets more intense so I scratch more and it becomes a vicious cycle. Sound familiar to anyone?

02-13-2008, 10:39 PM

It sounds like a typical area of numbness. I have several spots on my abdomen like that.


02-14-2008, 09:12 AM
Thanks, Linda. Just to clarify, this is pre-surgery. It's the lack of feeling along the top of the rib hump that bothers me. Oh, well, just chalk it up to another one of lifes little mysteries!

02-14-2008, 12:19 PM
If I remember clearly, I had some numbness on my rib hump prior to surgery. My theory is that when your shoulder blade/ribs press so close to the skin, it minimizes what else can fit between the two (i.e. nerve endings), causing a numb spot.