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Dec 30, 2019 · Baker's Cyst in Just Want to Talk

Thank you for the reply. My husband is the one with the cyst. He had back surgery in October & November & it was found when a doppler scan was done to rule out DVT. His knee is so painful & stiff that he is having a hard time walking. Did your wife's eventually go away on its own or does she have to have it drained periodically?

Dec 30, 2019 · Baker's Cyst in Just Want to Talk

Has anyone had a Baker's Cyst and, if so, what did you do for relief? Additionally, I have been advised that surgery is not usually recommended. Has anyone had surgery for this? If so, what was the outcome of the surgery? Thank you.

Dec 23, 2019 · Ertapenem in Just Want to Talk

He saw his infectious disease doc last Friday and was taken off the Ertapenem IV. The doctor did not think the swelling in the feet/legs was a side effect of the Ertapenem but the swelling has now subsided……. I only asked for comments from people that had taken Ertapenem and if they had swelling of the feet/legs when doing so. I appreciate any and all comments from anyone that has taken Ertapenem in the past or is currently taking it in regards to any swelling in the feet and/or legs.

Dec 19, 2019 · Ertapenem in Just Want to Talk

Actually, it's my husband that is on this medication. The doctor's nurse said this is not a side effect of the ertapenem. But, I found on Mayo's website that it is a less common side effect. He is having swelling in both legs and feet.

Dec 18, 2019 · Ertapenem in Just Want to Talk

Has anyone been prescribed this medication? If so, what side effects have you experienced?

Dec 18, 2019 · Laminectomy with fusions in Spine Health

Thank you @carlajo for your response. I really think it is the ertapenem via IV that is causing the swelling. Doctor's nurse said that swelling is not a side effect of ertapenem. But, then everyone's body is different….

Dec 17, 2019 · Laminectomy with fusions in Spine Health

Has anyone had a laminectomy w/fusions done? If so, have you experienced swelling in your legs and feet? My husband had the laminectomy done on October 25th, 2019 and surgery went well. He woke up with very little pain and was up and walking within a few hours. However, he contracted an e-coli infection and had to be re-admitted to Emory hospital and had surgery to clean his surgery wound. Thankfully, the infection did not go down as far as the hardware. He was given Ertapenem in the hospital and his left leg and foot began to swell. After a week in the hospital he came home on a PIKK line through which I administer a daily infusion of Ertapenem. The swelling initially was only in the left leg and foot but last night the right leg and foot was also swollen. Talked w/his infectious disease doctor's nurse today and she advised that swelling was not a side effect of Ertapenem. Just wondering if anyone out there has had this surgery and experienced swelling in your legs and feet. Thank you for any and all comments.

Sep 24, 2019 · PMR Anyone? in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

Thanks, John. I will check these out!