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Anxious and Terrified After Surgical Complication

Neuropathy | Last Active: Sep 25, 2019 | Replies (22)

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@jenniferhunter

@klro0001 I think you should seek medical attention now. That might be a blood clot in your lower leg and having had recent surgery puts you at risk for that. You could be getting one in the other leg too. When you see that one leg is bigger than the other (and wasn't before) or the skin looks shiny, those are symptoms of a blood clot because of fluid retention. It may feel hard. My mom had them and I saw that happen. The change in sensation can be from fluid retention and swelling. Please call your doctor now and ask their advice. Don't wait for the appointment next week. They may tell you to go to an urgent care clinic or emergency room. Doppler imaging will confirm if you have a blood clot. My mom got blood clots after she was more sedentary and using a wheelchair. I presume that you are probably sitting a lot because of the foot surgery. If it were me, I would be at the emergency room now. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20352557

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Hi! That’s a great suggestion. I actually went to my PCP on September 4th for that very concern. That was not the case. Consequently, she referred me to a neurologist.