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Joint pains with numbness post C-section - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor,
This is XXX. My wife is suffering from Knee and leg pains after delivery. She has given birth to baby 15 days. back. She is not able to walk properlly. What is the reason. Why she is getting more pains.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello
Doctor :   DrXXXhere
User :   Have you seen my query
User :   Hello Doctor,This is XXX My wife is suffering from Knee and leg pains after delivery. She has given birth to baby 15 days. back. She is not able to walk properlly. What is the reason. Why she is getting more pains.
Doctor :   Not able to walk properly ?
User :   Yes
User :   Today also we went to hospital..
User :   but doctor is not available.
User :   she is suffering alot with left leg pain
Doctor :   did she have any such problem before the delivery
User :   No
Doctor :   Is she thin built ?
User :   after delivary only she has this problem'
User :   no before
User :   before pregnency her wait is 65..
Doctor :   what kind delivery it was normal vaginal or Cesarean ?
User :   after pregnency her wait is 82
User :   Cesarean..
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   after delivary her wait is around 75
Doctor :   Does she have any numbness in the legs?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok, It is like this
User :   more pain in left leg and light pain in right leg
Doctor :   for the delivery to be painless she will be given local ( spinal ) anaesthesia
User :   left leg from knee below it is more swelling
Doctor :   through her spine
User :   Yes
User :   Doctor has given annesthesia to dpinal card only
Doctor :   Where resides the spinal cord and the nerves supplying the legs
User :   Ok
User :   so what is the precosion to releave the pains
Doctor :   Minor amount of trauma to the nerves could have triggered this problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   And the swelling may be due to lack of exercise
User :   what is the treatment required for this
Doctor :   its a self limiting problem
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can give any painkiller and supplement her diet with multivitamins
User :   ok
Doctor :   that is sufficent
User :   When she was not taken calcium tablets also
Doctor :   She can continue on them
User :   When she was carrinf that time she did not taken calcium tablets also
User :   ok
Doctor :   they do not provide any quick relief with such prob
User :   Can give me the tablet names
Doctor :   She can be given a tab named PEPZEN N FORTE
User :   ok
Doctor :   Twice a day after food
User :   Ok
Doctor :   morning and night
User :   Ok
Doctor :   if she complains of burning in stomach
User :   what about calcium tabs.
Doctor :   then you can apply
Doctor :   Voveron gel to the legs
User :   Now also she have that problem
User :   Ok
Doctor :   She can take calcium tab now
User :   ok
Doctor :   better to continue them for two months
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything i cen help you with?
User :   when using this medcines is she can feed to my son..
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