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How much weight will a person lose after a foot amputation?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: May gain or lose

Some may gain weight while others may lose weight following and amputation.
It depends on the individual.

In brief: May gain or lose

Some may gain weight while others may lose weight following and amputation.
It depends on the individual.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Minimal

Amputating a foot partially or totally will not really caused a lot of weight loss.
What may lead to weight loss is the psychological affects that comes with loosing ones foot. This may lead to depression, and in turn cause a decrease or absence of apatite.

In brief: Minimal

Amputating a foot partially or totally will not really caused a lot of weight loss.
What may lead to weight loss is the psychological affects that comes with loosing ones foot. This may lead to depression, and in turn cause a decrease or absence of apatite.
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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In brief: Not really related

First, the weight of the foot, not trying to be funny, but it is the first thing i thought of after reading.
It should not be related. I would think weight gain would be more of a concern, due to limited activity. When fully healed, try exercising by using a kick board in a swimming pool. Stay active despite the surgery. Are you diabetic?

In brief: Not really related

First, the weight of the foot, not trying to be funny, but it is the first thing i thought of after reading.
It should not be related. I would think weight gain would be more of a concern, due to limited activity. When fully healed, try exercising by using a kick board in a swimming pool. Stay active despite the surgery. Are you diabetic?
Dr. Steven Snodgrass
Dr. Steven Snodgrass
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