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What casues numbness in leg and migraine after receiving HCG injections?

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My niece just had her gallbladder removed on July 29, 2014
Age: 17
She and her mom have also recently completed a weight loss program under supervision and she had received a course of HCG injections....lost weight with well as changing dietary habits.
Today, August 1, 2014...she is c/o numbness in her leg and migraine headache.....
Concerned that she may have blood clot....thank you for your time...
Posted Thu, 28 Aug 2014 in Blood Disorders
Answered by Dr. Jyothi B L 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not blood clot.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking.
I am Dr. Jyothi BL and I will be answering your query.

Based on your query and recent medical history, my opinion is as follows:

1. Nerve compression would cause numbness. Blood clot usually starts in the legs, but the symptoms are usually found in the lungs. If she has breathlessness, i would have thought of blood clots. The numbness at present might be due to calcium deficiency or electrolyte abnormalities.

2. Migraine headache is definitely not due to blood clot, as any clot from legs gets blocked in lungs. If she has cardiac problems, then clot moving into brain can be thought of. Get electrolytes and calcium levels estimated to rule out these as cause.

Tests necessary: Serum Electrolytes and calcium levels.

Hope it helps.

Any further queries, happy to help again.
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Answered by Dr. Jyothi B L 6 hours later
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