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    Aug 21, 2013, 05:54 PM
    Post surgery pain
    I'm 1.5 weeks post op from abdominal surgery. I have been having chest pain front and back since surgery, and then today I started having pains that have moved from my ankle to my upper thigh and now my left leg is numb? What could be happening, should I go to the hospital?
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    Aug 21, 2013, 05:57 PM
    Are you walking frequently? Abdominal surgery tends to cause a build up of gas, frequently causing back and chest pain. Walking assists in alleviating this.

    However, I am concerned about the pain and numbness in the leg. It is slightly possible you have a clot. Yes, the ER might be a very good idea.

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