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Is It Possible To Still Feel Pain Or Discomfort After Your Leg Was Amputated
Yes: This is actually extremely common. It is called phantom pain. At least 2/3 of patients admit to phantom pain. Normal pain medications will not help. Some nerve medications may decrease symptoms. Also, touching the bottom of your stump will help to tell the nerves that the leg is no longer there. This typically improves over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I still have serious pain from a leg amputation that I had 5 years ago. Can anyone suggest any pain relief?
Phantom pain: You are likely suffering from phantom pain, a syndrome that afflicts patients after limb amputation. The syndrome is poorly understood but you do have some treatment options. You should seek a pain specialist with experience treating this syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For someone who has diebetes with no kidney that needs to have a leg amputation still recieve a kidney?
Transplant possible: Patients with severe kidney failure should consider transplant as an alternative to dialysis. History of amputation by itself will not disqualify someone from transplant. In order to qualify for a transplant you have to have funding, be cancer free, and your heart & lungs strong enough. That is an oversimplification, there are other criteria as well. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes. These are phantom sensations or pain. They are very common soon after an amputation and can persist sometimes years after. Most often they die down with time. People who had a lot of pain just prior to the amputation are more likely to experience phantom pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had below-knee right leg amputation and damage around knee on left leg 2 years ago. Can walk on prosthetic leg. Can I still go through a pregnancy?
Pregnancy problem : Do you have diabetes type 1 or chronic kidney failure? If yes, pregnancy is possible however many complications can be expected and must be handled by competent Endocrinologist, nephrologist (kidney specialist) and high risk Obstetrician. If you had amputation for other reasons such as complicated fractures or tumor, no chronic medical disease then the should have no problem with the pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon: As improvement in diabetes management has occurred, the incidence of amputations has decreased. With good diabetes control, control of hypertension and cholesterol, the chance of needling amputation is very low. Smoking is a major risk factor with diabetes, and is the most important thing to avoid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supposing that someone had their leg amputated, how long would they have to stay in the hospital?
Yes : Amputation is performed for injuries that reconstruction of the limb due to massive tissue damage, non repairable vascular or nerve injury and uncontrolled life treatening infections. All of which occur in war time form gunshots and bomb blasts. Pray for peace! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The knee is removed.: A bk amputation allows saving the knee and usually some part of the tibia bone that goes down to the foot. This will also allow the prostheses to be less complex and more functional because the entire knee joint is not part of the prosthesis. Of course, if the pathology present in the leg requires an ak amputation, the surgeon will inform you; but it's always better to save the knee if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Surgeons typically try to save healtht tissue, though amputations are often done at certain locations for anatomic or cosmetic reasons. Common amputations are at the toe level, transmetatarsal-midfoot, ankle, below the knee and above the knee. The location depends on what you and the surgeon feel will give you the best healing and quality of life. Anesthetic technique will depend on location. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends.: It depends on the extent of the infection; if the infection is into a joint; how good/bad is the circulation in the leg? Can the patient undergo perhaps several long surgeries. Is the patient diabetic. Does the patient walk now - if not they probably won't walk after surgery so why risk ur life with several surgeries for a leg u don't really use. This issue is 2 complicated to answer in 400 words. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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