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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
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