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leg numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 10, 2007
  • 07:00 PM

I have recently had a tonsillectomy as well as removal of the uvula. The next night, I started to experience numbness in one of my legs above the knee. I then had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic and was treated for that. My leg numbness is about the size of a softball. During the past few weeks, it has not gotten any better. Now the place is swollen and painful when touched. The pain is like a "stinging" pain, like when your foot goes to sleep and is in the process of "waking" up. It does not hurt to walk. It is only painful when touched. It is not quite as numb now, but more like I said, "waking up", but now painful. Please help!!! If anyone has any info it would be appreciated.

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  • You should go to the ER for evaluation of Deep Vein Thrombosis. Blood clots are a risk associated with surgery and bedrest. Try flexing your toes toward your chest and if there is pain accompanied by swelling of your leg (measure with a string and compare to the other calf) or color changes to the leg....get to the ER without walking too much on it. DVT can be life threatening. Can you please tell me why you had the uvula removed? I have had recurrent swelling of my uvula over the past 20 years and ended up having leg clots twice and I am looking for things regarding swollen uvula. If you have any info, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
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    • January 24, 2007
    • 00:12 AM
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