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After bypass surgery my, the leg from which they harvested the replacement artery material hurt like hell. Coincidentally I saw a pain Dr for my back. I mentioned the pain in my leg he gave me a shot to "re-boot" damaged nerves. I''m pain free in my leg now.
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replied May 11th, 2010
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Hi mpanno....I am so happy that your leg is now pain free...This is a rough part of the bypass surgery....But, what a wonderful gift of life to us when we need it...Good luck....Take care....

Caroline
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replied July 3rd, 2011
leg pain
what medication was injected into your leg? I had a CABG in January and my leg is still a problem for me. Any information would be appreciated.
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replied July 3rd, 2011
Leg / Foot Pain After CABG
Hello Elyser -

Writing from Boston, I started to get pain in my left leg and foot six months after CABG by leading MGH surgery team.
Just started seeing a neurologist 4 days ago. I have a mylogram scheduled for Wednesday. I think that they will be loooking at the Saphenous nerve which is close to the Great Saphenous Vain that was harvested for my heart.
I was advised to have an MRI of my back and leg also, to rule out sciatica.
Have you done any of this?
I would like to know what was injected into Mpanno's leg, too.
Please respond.
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replied August 15th, 2012
increasing leg pain post op
I need some advice....my leg pain has increased daily since my aortic valve replacement last july 8,2011...I had a slight stroke simultaneously on the left side so the numbness was expected, but soon gave way to increaseing pain esp in the left foot....now both legs are affected and I can barely walk...please-someone suggest something...Drs have not done anything,,,including the neurologist, cardiologist, and Primary...I am fit to be tied (tied up and thrown away!)
Nights are the worst altho i have elevated the legs,etc..I wa told I would be my own self quickly..and being the TYPE A that I "WAS" I hoped for the best...but this is not the BEST!! I am in pain from the back down both legs and feet..
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replied August 15th, 2012
gbmcneil reporting in...

It took about 15 months for pain down my left leg to go away following CABG.

Unfortunately, I cannot identify what was responsible for the cure. However, I would encourage others in the same set of circumstances to be optimistic. Time does heal in some cases.
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replied August 15th, 2012
gbmcneil reporting in...

It took about 15 months for pain down my left leg to go away following CABG.

Unfortunately, I cannot identify what was responsible for the cure. However, I would encourage others in the same set of circumstances to be optimistic. Time does heal in some cases.
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