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    What causes severe pain in the legs after angioplasty?

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Posted on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 in Veins and Arteries
Question: I had an angioplasty on my left leg in 2011 and now one more through right side of the groin. This has been done about ten days back. unfortunately, I am getting severe pain on both of my legs since last 3-4 days. please help
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Many possibilities . need further details please .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are various possibilities for pain involving both legs .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Pain - type , frequency , aggravating , relieving factors , involve how much
portion of both legs similar or different .
2. Walking status .
3. Systemic symptoms other if any .
4. Have diabetes .
5. Any skin changes or temperature change of overlying skin .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 34 minutes later
1. Continues pain, from knee to toe on both legs
2. Not able to walk comfortably
3. No other symptoms
4. Have diabetes
5. No skin , no temperature changes

Awaiting the response
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Likely thrombosis at higher level.Definite action needed to locate cause .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the details .

* Seems in relation with vascular compromise which may be due to thrombosis
or blockage at higher level affecting both lower limbs .

* Recommendations

- Do not neglect it , act promptly .
- Telephone your surgeon and take appointment for tomorrow consultation on
priority basis , if not possible due to Saturday , then ER visit appreciable .

- Doppler both lower limbs is primary requirement , then comes the
definite management part .
- Primary pain relief can be from tab. tylenol ( 500 ) mg .

Hope this will help you .
Welcome for further assistance .

Wishing you fine recovery .
Regards dear take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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