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What causes pain in left thigh after appendix removal?

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Posted on Sat, 26 Jul 2014
Question: Hi
I had keyhole surgery 2 weeks ago to remove my appendix
Ever since then I've had what feels like a trapped nerve in my left thigh
It's agony
Painkillers aren't working
What can I do ??

Thank you XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Illio inguinal nerve affection may cause it

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Dear Ms XXXXXXX

Laparoscopic appendectomy is unlikely to cause such symptoms. If sometimes the port site is close to inguinal region, affection of illio-inguinal nerve can cause such symptoms .
It woud be very helpful if you could provide following additional information

1. Is there any swelling in the thigh
2. Is there redness in thigh?
3. Is the pain aggravated by movements of limb?


Local application of hot water fomentation along with painkillers will be helpful

Awaiting your reply

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr T Shobha Deepak
MBBS,MD


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Follow up: Dr. T Shobha Deepak (6 hours later)
Hi

No swelling or redness

Ive tried hot water and painkillers. Ir doesnt
Workit feels like condtsnt electric shocks in my thigh
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
To rule out disc prolapse

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Greetings

If the pain is shooting in nature and situated in back of thigh along with pain I'm buttocks or lower back possibility of nerve compression due to disc prolapse needs to be considered.
Diagnosis will depend on clinical examination


Take care
Best regards
Dr T Shobha Deepak
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Shobha Deepak (4 hours later)
Hi
Its only my thigh
Xx
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Skeletal muscle relaxant will be helpful

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I would suggest you to take skeletal muscle relaxant along with analgesic and local hot water fomentation.
If the symptoms persists you will require further clinical assessment by your physician.

Take care

Best regards
Dr T Shobha Deepak
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Shobha Deepak (2 minutes later)
Thank u
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Answered by Dr. T Shobha Deepak (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Take care

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Take care

Best regards
Dr Deepak Shobha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes pain in left thigh after appendix removal?

Brief Answer: Illio inguinal nerve affection may cause it Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Ms XXXXXXX Laparoscopic appendectomy is unlikely to cause such symptoms. If sometimes the port site is close to inguinal region, affection of illio-inguinal nerve can cause such symptoms . It woud be very helpful if you could provide following additional information 1. Is there any swelling in the thigh 2. Is there redness in thigh? 3. Is the pain aggravated by movements of limb? Local application of hot water fomentation along with painkillers will be helpful Awaiting your reply Take Care Best Regards Dr T Shobha Deepak MBBS,MD 1. Is there