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Terrible leg pain 6 weeks post surgery

Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:53 am

I had my colostomy on 07/23/21. I was in the hospital until 08/04. I'm 60 lbs down and had nothing but ice chips for a week before and week plus after surgery. Now that I'm up and moving again, my calves and shins are aches and on fire. I've voluntarily put the compression stocking back on. Did anyone else experience this? Does it go away?

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Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:14 am

I would check with  your Doctor asap .. sometimes after surgery you can develop blood clots in your legs. Better to be safe and have this pain checked out.

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Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:19 pm

 

  Hi, 

I would recommend insist on an ultrasound. 

Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:53 pm

I agree with Maried I would have it checked out. I had a blood clot but it was in my thigh, I was in a nursing home for a few weeks after my surgery. My thigh got to hurting so bad I was in tears. The nurse looked at my leg and it was real hot also. She sent me to the hospital  and they kept me and started givng me shots of blood thinners. I then had to go on bood thinners for awhile. Best wishes

Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:59 pm

Several months before I had my ileostomy I was diagnosed with pitting edema caused by an extreme iron deficiency. I remember wearing compression socks before being treated with prednisone. I lost 1/3 of my bodyweight before surgery, at 5'9" I weighed just under 100 pounds. I had to relearn how to walk because of the extreme weight loss. My legs didn't hurt though 

Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:00 pm

Several months before I had my ileostomy I was diagnosed with pitting edema caused by an extreme iron deficiency. I remember wearing compression socks before being treated with prednisone. I lost 1/3 of my bodyweight before surgery, at 5'9" I weighed just under 100 pounds. I had to relearn how to walk because of the extreme weight loss. My legs didn't hurt though 

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