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Carpentersville, Illinois
A 31-year-old female asked:

Can laproscopic surgery on the right shoulder result in vitamin deficiency, fibromyslgia snd peripheral neuropathy?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
No!!!: Laparoscopic surgery regardless of which body part is operated upon will not lead to vitamin deficiency. There are different causes of different vitamin deficiencies eg nutrition vs inadequate sun exposure. Likewise, laparoscopic surgery will not "cause" fibromyalgia. I suppose that a nerve injury can occur leading to chronic neuropathic pain but that can happen regardless of surgical technique.
Last updated Feb 19, 2015

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