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Low potassium blood levels post surgery

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Dr. Kerry Pottinger MD

be cancelled due to low potassium? I do know that it can post cardiac risks and complications with anesthesia ... my potassium level was low. I have a total knee replacement tentatively... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Kerry Pottinger ( Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist)
Dr.  Shoaib Khan MD

i have a surgery (back) sch for next wed the 18th and my repeated blood test show me at a low (2.7-3.1) levels of potassium and anesthesiologist refuses to do surg unless my levels are... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Shoaib Khan ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.   Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh MD

Friend female 78 had surgery for full bowel obstruction. Otherwise healthy, she had high blood pressure and low potassium for the first time in her life. How closely should these levels... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Chobufo Ditah MD

I have recently been diagnosed with low potassium...not dangerously low, but low nevertheless (perhaps as a result of taking Chlordiazide. Sp?)I have been given KlorCon but the warnings perhaps ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Chobufo Ditah ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Michelle Gibson James MD

My blood test shows I'm low in Potassium. What symptoms should I look for? ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Michelle Gibson James ( General & Family Physician)

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Dr. Monish De MD

on hospice. Before she came home her potassium level was low and then she stopped the iv s and blood work ... refuses the oxygen she had a fall 3 months ago broke humerous requried surgery then... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Monish De ( Oncologist)
Dr. OBAIDULLAH KHALID MD

My foot surgery was cancelled because my potassium level was 2.8. After being a potassium cl 20meq ( 3 per day) for 48hrs my level went to 3.1 the next 3 days I was told to take 3 per day... View answer

Answered by : Dr. OBAIDULLAH KHALID ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr. Anantharamakrishnan MD

my grandmother was hospitalized two months ago for low potassium, electrolyte and something else ... that her blood test are comming back normal now shes ok and she not convinced, memory and confusion... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Anantharamakrishnan ( Cardiologist)
Dr. Michelle Gibson James MD

to have a low potassium. My only other issue is that I suffer from insomnia ...I am 26 and was just put on Potassium supplements daily. I am not on diuretics, no illnesses, I am ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Michelle Gibson James ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Vivek Goyal MD

i went for blood work on Tuesday, and they said that my potassium level was very low, cholestrol ... on my liver. I was wondering what could cause my blood level to be above the range it... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Vivek Goyal ( Dentist)

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Dr. Paparaja S MD

hi, Dehydration, diarrhoea, excessive sweating and laxative abuse are common causes of low potassium levels. It may also be caused by a lack of potassium in the diet; ...hit thanks plz

Dr. P. T. Patil MD

Hello Thanks for query. Your tiredness is likely to be due to low Potassium levels.However you need to check it again to confirm whether it is really low because level of potassium goes...

Dr. Raju A.T MD

Hi, Thanks for your query. Yes, it can. Smoking can cause free radical injury at the cellular level which can result in potassium imbalance. Regards,