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Painful to walk, some say athero emboli in feet, some say trashed feet, amputated. What could it be ?

I just had a failed pic of my iliac artery and 1week found out that I have athero emboli in my feet causing pain to walk 1doctor tole it will not some one used the term trashed feet and when I looked it up I was extremely upset seeing my feet and legs bein amputated tru or not please help gor they say I need a fem femaorto bypass now
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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As you mention if your investigation shows arterial athero emboli then most probably the pain is due to the athero emboli. As you said, you feel pain during walking, this shows there is only a partial obstruction of the artery and amputation is not an option here. You will benefit from bypass surgery or stent. This should be done as soon as possible as there is a chance of complete blockage which could lead to acute limb ischemia and amputation as a result. Operated in time, there all chances for complete recovery.
Wish you good health
Dr Rogers
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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