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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What do hot and cold sensations post spinal epidural indicate?

Hi my father had a knee replacement and he received the spinal epidural after he came home he gets cold and hot and he s been on the same med s and his foot gets cold and numb sometimes he can t stand a sock on. Could you please give me a answer m
Wed, 17 Jan 2018
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Welcome on Healthcaremagic!

Your father symptoms could be related to peripheral neuropathy. For this reason, I recommend consulting with his doctor and performing a nerve conduction study (electroneurography) and some blood lab tests (complete blood count, blood electrolytes, kidney and liver function tests, iron levels, etc. ).

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Best wishes, Dr. Aida
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