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Post-Surgery Complications

Posted by @alexhinlee, 5 days ago

Hello, my name is Alex Lee. I had surgery on my foot on December 17, 2018(it is now January 11, 2019), involving general anesthesia. On my left-great toe, I had my EHL Tendon lengthened, along with an extra bone taken out, underneath my great-left toe. They put a pin through the top of my great-left toe down. Im in a cast with wrapping around the toe, and can not put any pressure whatsoever ever on the foot. About a week after surgery I have been getting very dizzy at times and my blood pressure bottoms out, and makes me feel like I’m going to pass out. I have fell many times due to the dizziness, and at times accidentally put pressure on that foot. A doctor diagnosed me with Syncope Episodes. When I get dizzy, then comes along with sweating and vomiting. I had one of the episodes at school and was escorted out of the classroom. I have had an EKG done, which had normal results, along with blood tests, that showed no infection. I am very confused, along with my doctors. Can someone please help. Thank you.

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Hi @alexhinlee and welcome to Connect. It must be worrying to have these symptoms after surgery.

I wanted to introduce you to fellow Connect members @debbraw and @ellerbracke have both had surgery and may be able to help you figure out what else could be the cause, and can offer support.

Back to you @alexhinlee How is the pain for your foot been so far? Is it only painful when you put pressure on it or is it always hurting?

Thank you so much! I dont really have any pain in my foot. I did the first few days but after that, there was none. I did get blood drawn for infection and they said I had no infection and that my white count levels were normal.

@alexhinlee : I was mentioned by the moderator for having had recent surgery (TKR), but I can’t really comment on what’s going on with you. Other than a SINGLE unexplained problem with sudden blood pressure drop (81/47) 26 hours after surgery (paradoxically I had just collected all my belongings and was sitting down to sign discharge papers!!!), no circulatory problems since. Hope someone else can be more helpful.

@alexhinlee I just read your post After I had surgery I just didn't feel right so Dr kept me in hospital another day did blood work and found out I was anemic my blood pressure was also low so he sent me home on iron pills that brought my RBC,s back up have you asked Dr about the Iron count in your labwork.What you describe could also be coming from your ears suggestion, maybe an appointment with a Ear Dr would give you some clue.Good luck

After TKR, dressed ready to go home and passed out, blood pressure 50/30. Sent me to cardiac ward, hooked up to EKG overnight no sign of heart problems. Again dressed ready to go home another episode. Finally diagnosed as Vasovagal Syncope. Another one after going home, scared my wife and she called 911. No problem since then. Good Luck.

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After TKR, dressed ready to go home and passed out, blood pressure 50/30. Sent me to cardiac ward, hooked up to EKG overnight no sign of heart problems. Again dressed ready to go home another episode. Finally diagnosed as Vasovagal Syncope. Another one after going home, scared my wife and she called 911. No problem since then. Good Luck.

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@sleepygirl: Looks like I am not as unique as I thought. As mentioned above: dressed, all packed up, signing discharge papers, and passing out. ONE episode only, but glad it happened while still in hospital.

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