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Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

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


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My legs are bowing. I had gastric bypass surgery 10 years ago. Could this be the cause.

My legs are bowing. I had gastric bypass surgery 10 years ago. Could this be the cause.

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 more

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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?

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

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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 7 years ago and now have horrible leg crampring in the inside of my thighs.  What can I do?

See your doc: Could be related or not. Religiously taking your vitamin supplements, watching your diet? On any meds? Got diarrhea? Heavy periods, pregnancies? All could be factors. Can't tell here. See a doc, get examined, get blood tests. ...Read more

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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

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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 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?

Nutrition: Gastric bypass surgery alters how your body absorbs nutrients, and can also cause dumping syndrome which can cause vital nutrients to be lost. Please speak to your doctor about this right away. Make sure you are taking a multivitamin. Good luck. ...Read more

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D&c 10 days ago. Bad leg cramps, bad migraine, and really moody. It was for miscarriage?

D&c 10 days ago. Bad leg cramps, bad migraine, and really moody. It was for miscarriage?

Exam and possible re: Miscarriage is a loss, and a D&C adds physical trauma to the situation. This stress should be managed by an exam by your primary care physician and possible referral to a doctor specializing in stress and loss management. Wish you well. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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