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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?
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
Gnawing left upper/center quad pain that's more constant lately. Goes away when eating a meal. Had gastric bypass 2 yrs ago?
Gastric bypass pain: Epigastric and left sided pain can be a marginal ulcer, reflux esophagitis, a gastro-gastric fistula (which can cause the ulcer too), an ulcer in your gastric remnant, and an internal hernia. You should see your surgeon, get started on a proton pump inhibitor to see if it helps. Other tests to get would be an endoscopy to look at your pouch, and if that us neg, a ct scan to r/o internal hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bf is 2 mos. S/p r hemicolectomy (open). Severe leg cramps wake him several times nightly. No leg swelling. He hydrates & eats fruit. What can he do?
He may need: To consider a muscle relaxor, like cyclobenzaprine, at night. I would have him talk to his doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Review meds, exercis: It depends on what is causing them. Lots of reasons exist for leg cramps, including medications, electrolyte problems, vascular problems, etc. If it is from a cholesterol drug called statins, then sometimes stopping or changing the medicine can help. Other times, over the counter medicines help, like naproxyn or ibuprofen. Coq-10 is a supplement that can help. Exercise may help too! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many: Not limited to men! usually fatigue. Could be due to medications taken. Diuretics exacerbate this by causiing low potassium, magnesium and perhaps low calcium. Poor hydration contributes to this. If one has poor circulation to the lower extremities (pvd), leg crams can occur. Sometimes we just don't know why they cramp. You may be helped by some meds. See your pcp and discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cramps are common: A muscle cramp is a involuntary contraction of a musle, especailly common of the legs and feet. Most commonly caused by hyperexcitability of the nerves that stimulate the muscles. Can also be the result of an injury and vigorous activity. Dehydration and electrolyte, element imbalances can also be causative factors. Simple stretching lengthens the muscle and stops the contraction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See PCP: Even though i'm a pm;r spine/pain specialist, i would personally recommend a patient see their pcp to rule out any vascular issue if the physical exam i perform doesn't look like there is any spinal issues (pinched nerves) that can quite commonly cause leg cramps. An MRI would help to look at the spine, but your pcp may be able to do some vascular studies if they deem appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids, rest, NSAIDs: Assuming these cramps are after dancing, because if they are coming while you're dancing the treatment is different and you should probably see your doctor. Any one who performs vigorous exercise, including dancing, is no stranger to muscle aches and cramps. Hydration before, during and after is important. Ice might help with pain but you should cool down first before using ice or a cold shower. ...Read more
Tonic water: Drink a bottle a day.Are you on any diuretics?See your doctor if not better in 1 wk. ...Read more
See your doctor: Leg cramp warrant a medical evaluation as they can be caused from some serious conditions- your md will look for dvt, etc the high load of protein usually causes stomach cramps or GI distress, however it is possible for the very high load of protein to cause some leg cramps as well. A sports nutritionist can help you to calculate the appropriate amount of supplements needed. ...Read more
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