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Cold Feet

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had surgery several months ago. Since then I've had what I assume is a circulatory problem: Purple knees, ankles, and ice-cold feet. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, what did your doc do about it? Is it something that should concern me a great deal, or is it more a minor annoyance?




  • What does your doctor say? Sounds concerning to me. Did you ever have it before your surgery?
  • I'd get it checked out right away. I'm not a physician, but those can be signs of a deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the veins in the legs), which can occur after surgery.
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  • Without alarming you, if you have had surgery 3 months ago and still have this then it is time to get it checked out. It could be circulation but if you are doing your walking then your circulation SHOULD be fine. Better to be safe then sorry and get it looked at.

    Blessings Sara
  • Not sure. I haven't seen him yet. The three follow-up appointments I've had have been with the surgeon's PA. She's not sure what to make of this. In addition, gaining approval for specialty services using TriCare remote is difficult at best.

    I didn't have this problem prior to surgery.

    Take care, and thank you for your response.
  • Thank you for your response. That was my impression too.

    Take care.
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  • Agreed. I walk as much as I can, but I still have tremendous pain and neurological symptoms - both worsened by activity. A walk around a city block can have me laid up for days. I fear there's more surgery/surgeries in my immediate and distant futures. The beat goes on.

    Thank you for your response.
  • I know the others pretty much said it all.
    I am no professional by any means. I do have some health experience but not to diagnose anyone.
    Just from things I have seen on a daily basis.

    This is something that needs to be checked out asap.
    I know hard getting a referral etc.
    Strange the PA knew nothing or did not send you to a cardiologist to rule out circulatory issues.

    I will keep you in my thoughts.
    Please keep us up dated!! O:) O:)
  • I had that-my doc said it was circulation and told me to keep socks on and do ankle rolls. My feet were like ice-even if I was hot, they were freezing to the touch.
  • Thanks guys. I'm calling the neurosurgeon's office today. I'll be sure to update. Thanks again.
  • Your very welcome!!
    Just keep us up to date. Im very curious in what they are going to say.

    Hang in there!! O:)
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