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Leg Cramps Gastric Bypass
I had gastric bypass almost 8 years ago over the past couple years ago I have had horrible leg cramps on the inside of my thighs they are horribly painful and also seem to happen when I have a lot of swelling in my legs relief?
Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include: * Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood * Medications such as: o Diuretics, which can cause you to lose too much fluid or minerals o Statins, which lower cholesterol and can cause muscle injury * Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position ...Read more
No: Bowing of your legs is due, most likely, to arthritis, not to the gastric surgery. Increased weight can cause increased joint wear and changes in your mechanical axis. The weight reduction likely is currently reducing your symptoms, but arthritis and mechanical axis malalignment is common in the general population in your age group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am trying to avoid gastric bypass and started working out. But my body is so sore, mainly my legs and back. What should i do or take?
Start Low / Go Slow: Take Ibuprofen or Naproxen with cool compresses. Hire a trainer if possible to help guide you to exercising properly so you don't overdo it and injure yourself; then you can increase your intensity as tolerated. Swim or do water aerobics in between for less intense exercise. Remember to include a healthy diet with meal planning and portion control (try food diary app), and get adequate sleep. ...Read more
I had gastric bypass 7 years ago and now have horrible leg crampring in the inside of my thighs. What can I do?
I had gastric bypass surgery 3 days ago now I am having some pain in my right upper chest.could thi be gas or should I worry about a PE? no leg pain
Yes, it's possible!: Your chest pain can be from any of the following causes: PE, heart attack, heartburn, ulcer, pneumonia, pneumothorax, medication reaction, or other causes. You should call your surgeon ASAP for immediate consultation. If they are unavailable then go to ER immediately for evaluation for possible PE or other causes. ...Read more
I have u to 50 muscle spasms a nite it wakes me up.In my legs and feet some last a 5 minutes could this be related to my gastric bypass surgery?
I had gastric bypass about three months ago i feel horrible. My legs hurt like if hit by a car, upper abdomen hurts but not my stomach for 3 days help?
See your MD: See you doctor as soon as possible ...This is not common after surgery. ...Read more
Not sure why doctors think my mom would qualify for gastric bypass surgery or the band? Yes she's 350 lbs but she has copd, chf, diabetic with fluids around lungs and her legs swell up a lot due to the fluid . How could she qualify?
7 weeks pregnant light red/pink spotting not heavy and no cramps can this be ok? 37 yrs old 7th pregnancy 3 healthy children 2 miscarriages 1 abortion. I have hypothyroisism and anemia i had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago
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