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crepitus

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  • Posted By: sherianastasio
  • November 11, 2009
  • 11:49 PM

Hi. Three months ago I underwent a sigmoid resection. All went well until the day I was to be released from the hospital. While I was walking around, I noticed that my neck and throat felt swollen. I just chalked it up to the fact that I have Hypoparathyroidism.(surgically induced hypocalcemia) I was walking back to my room and noticed that when I touched my neck it made a crackleing noise. I was a little concerned, as this is not usually one of my normal symptoms. When I got back to my room, I looked in the mirror and noticed that my neck was getting huge. I aslo noticed that the crackleing was also in my chest, breast, underarms and going down my torso. Okay, now that I am scared, I contacted the nurse, who then contacted my surgeon. I was then sent down to CatScan, and within 10 minutes I was rushed into emergency surgery fro an ileostomy. You see, instead of the normal pain and fever you get from an anastomotic leak, this is the only symtom I had. My surgeon said that this is not a commom side effect from my surgery. Sure am glad they figured it out quickly.

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