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I had the sleeve done 2 days ago and now I’m getting a minor cramp in one leg up by my knee....I’m probably overly paranoid but it’s worrying me. It comes and goes in the same spot. Still having a lot of chest pain.....hard to take in my fluids. Hot showers and my heating pad are the only things helping me...advice?

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I am 5 weeks post-op and I had cramps in one of my lower leg for a few days the only thing that really helped it was wearing the compression leggings and also taking the pain medicine for a few days and most importantly trying to stay hydrated

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I agree with Ashley.. keep hydrated ... and if it continues call your team and get their advice. Hope you feel better soon and congratulations on the surgery !

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One danger of surgery is the development of blood clots. According to the internet:

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clotforms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm. The signs and symptoms of a DVT include: Swelling, usually in one leg (or arm) Legpain or tenderness often described as a cramp or Charley horse.

Shortness of breath, chest pain (particularly with deep breathing), coughing up blood, persistent leg pain, or redness, swelling, or warmth in your lower legs (usually one-sided) can all be indications of a blood clot in the legs or lungs, and should never be ignored. And, give yourself a break already.

According to my discharge instructions, one of the times to call your surgeon's office was if you were experiencing chest pain. So although this might turn out to be nothing, I would take a cautious approach and keep your surgeon informed.

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One danger of surgery is the development of blood clots. According to the internet:
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clotforms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm. The signs and symptoms of a DVT include: Swelling, usually in one leg (or arm) Legpain or tenderness often described as a cramp or Charley horse.
Shortness of breath, chest pain (particularly with deep breathing), coughing up blood, persistent leg pain, or redness, swelling, or warmth in your lower legs (usually one-sided) can all be indications of a blood clot in the legs or lungs, and should never be ignored. And, give yourself a break already.
According to my discharge instructions, one of the times to call your surgeon's office was if you were experiencing chest pain. So although this might turn out to be nothing, I would take a cautious approach and keep your surgeon informed.

Will do thanks


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