Top
20
Doctor insights on: Causes Of An Itchy Leg After Amputation

Share
1

1
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.

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Jack Mutnick
1,079 Doctors shared insights

Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


2

2
My leg itches. What should I do?

My leg itches. What should I do?

Leg itches: Try to determine where your leg itches and if you see anything on the skin. So many possibilities. Try to figure it out. Post again with more information and help.

3

3
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
A knot inside my leg that itches, what causes that?

A knot inside my leg that itches, what causes that?

Leg lump: Could be a new boil that initially swells and stretches skin and itches like zits, could be a fatty tumor, if stays and gets bigger, needs doctor visit...

5

5
How can you stay active if you've had one leg amputated?

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.

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
When I stand still the inside of my leg itches incredibly bad I have had this for about 7 years and im not sure what it is?

When I stand still the inside of my leg itches incredibly bad I have had this for about 7 years and im not sure what it is?

Tough to say: You need to see a dr. And get a an official history and physical to determine what issues you have. Probably not a dermatitis if it only happens when standing. May be some nerve irritation caused by a standing position irritating your sciatic nerve, that is somehow causing the feeling of "itching" to the area a nerve branch is innervating, a simple guess on the computer though. Get eval, good luck.

8

8
What leads to a leg amputation?

What leads to a leg amputation?

Serious problems: Serious conditions such as severe infections or very low blood flow to the leg can lead to amputation. Sometimes a serious infection can get into the bone causing osteomyelityis, and sometimes antibiotics do not always work. Low blood flow risks are increased in cigarette smokers and diabetics. Ischemic or infected tissues can sometimes cause serious troubles, negatively affecting other organs.

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
My leg always itches, but I don't have a rash. What else could it be?

My leg always itches, but I don't have a rash. What else could it be?

Vasculitis: Venous inflammation or insufficiency causing congestion may cause itchy symptoms and possible rash...See a as ulnar dr and perhaps one with endovascular specialization.

10

10
How is a leg amputation done?

Amputation: Usually with a precise power saw. Also, reconnection of muscles to cover the stump. Length and quality of residual limb is important for good prosthetic fit.

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Can leg amputations ever be fatal?

Can leg amputations ever be fatal?

Yes: Patients without trauma or tumors who need a major amputation typically have heart disease, diabetes, infection and other life- threatening medical issues. Because of these problems, amputation mortality rates are among the highest in the hospital.

See 3 more doctor answers
12

12
What happens during a leg amputation?

What happens during a leg amputation?

All structures Cut: During a leg amputation, the surgeon starts by making a skin incision. This is designed to help in the closure of the stump. Next the muscle fascia is cut, followed by the muscles. The primary nerves, arteries and veins are then ligated (tied off). Next the bones are cut with a saw and the cut edges are filed down. Finally a flap of muscle tissue is used to cover the bone and the skin is closed.

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
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!

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
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.

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
Are old people more likely to die from leg amputations?

Yes: Older people needing amputation often have numerous medical problems including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. These conditions put them at higher risk of death compared to younger, healthier people.

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
What is the definition or description of: leg amputation?

What is the definition or description of: leg amputation?

Removal of leg by: Surgical removal of leg. This can be either below knee or above knee.

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
What causes someone to get a leg amputation after car wreck?

What causes someone to get a leg amputation after car wreck?

Injuries: People may sustain injuries that cannot be repaired or reconstructed. In bad accidents the legs can be pinched when the motor is pushed into the cabin.

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Can a person get his leg amputated because of an infected splinter?

Unlikely: There would have to be a grossly contaminated splinter with an aggressive invasive organism that could advance fast enough in someone who had not yet sought treatment to develop a necrotizing infection or gangrene, mandating amputation.

See 1 more doctor answer