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Coronado, CA
A 61-year-old female asked:

2 buttock injections/b-12/fentanyl, severely bruised/hematoma/left with 2 painful lumps, cant walk, pain shoots down leg/1 yr already?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Sciatic n. Injury: Difficulty walking & severe sciatica for one year & post-injection of medicine into ipsilateral buttock suggests mass-effect/permanent type of injury to sciatic nerve. See a Neurologist for confirmation. Knowledge of a medical misadventure does not begin until the sufferer learns, from an expert, that it has occurred. A most unfortunate circumstance if this is indeed what occurred. Iatrogenic?

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Last updated Jul 29, 2018

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