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Had total knee replacement, one side of face feels hot and red. Is this a side effect?

Hello, I am 7 weeks past total knee replacement and since the surgery I ve had one side of my face that flushes bright red and is hot to the touch while the other side of my face is cool. I ve never experienced anything like this before. Is it due to the surgery or the pain meds I took??? And why is it only one one cheek, not the other?
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

Flushing and redness of face is unlikely to be associated with the total knee replacement surgery.
What is your age and sex?
Flushng is a common symptom seen in post-menopausal women.
Besides these symptoms are suggestive of some nerve related disorder affecting one side of the face.
You need to consult a neurologist for these symptoms.
The knee replacement surgery will produce symptoms localized to the site of surgery.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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