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A 39-year-old female asked:

had two surgeries. c6 c7 & ll4 l5. my hands are numb all the time. now my right leg is always swollen. six mon. post op. what now? does this ever stop

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Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Check with surgeon: Even 6 months out there can be issues connected to the surgery. More importantly, though, you should take a look at your nutritional status. B vitamin deficiency can cause numbness or you may have issues with elevated blood sugars or low thyroid function. An assessment with a doctor that can evaluate your overall health would be worthwhile.

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Last updated Sep 11, 2013

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