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Is it possible to still feel pain or discomfort after your leg was amputated?

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 more

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What could cause me to still feel my amputated leg?

What could cause me to still feel my amputated leg?

Phantom pain: Phantom pain sensations are described as perceptions that an individual may experience relating to a limb that is no longer physically part of the body. ...Read more

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I still have serious pain from a leg amputation that I had 5 years ago. Can anyone suggest any pain relief?

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 more

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For someone who has diebetes with no kidney that needs to have a leg amputation still recieve a kidney?

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 more

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I had my leg amputated, but I can still feel or sense an itch on my foot. Is this normal?

I had my leg amputated, but I can still feel or sense an itch on my foot. Is this normal?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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How can you stay active if you've had one leg amputated?

What level is the am: Watch the paralympics for ideas to answer i need to know the level of the amputation above or below the knee work with a physiatrist they are rehab doctors and a recreational therapist can help you with adaptive equipment. ...Read more

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What type of injury can cripple one leg without amputation?

What type of injury can cripple one leg without amputation?

Many possibilities: Vascular compromise, infection, cold injuries, and burns can be limb threatening. ...Read more

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Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

Yes: Yes. With the proper set-up and training many amputees enjoy the freedom of driving! ...Read more

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Which leg diseases can cause a leg amputation?

Which leg diseases can cause a leg amputation?

Circulation/diabetes: Excluding injuries, leg amputations are mostly related to very poor leg circulation that does not respond to treatment (usually surgical) or diabetes related sores/wounds. Tumors are also possible but not as common. ...Read more

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