Leg pains/cramps/numb feeling

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Nutz
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 1/8/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
I was in the urgent care a couple weeks ago because of bad pains I had running down my right and left legs.  Well, I underwent anesthesia yesterday for a sigmoidoscopy and the pains returned, but this time more severe:(  When this happened two weeks ago, my potassium was 3.4.  Normal is 3.5-5.  I know it's a tight window with potassium but do you think this could have been the cause?  I had my labs drawn 3 days ago an my potassium was normal at 4.0.   I am not sure if I got depleted because of the scope and not eating/drinking much yesterday.  I guess my question is, do those of you without a colon always deal with electrolyte imbalance issues/symptoms?  Should I be checking my labs regularly or only when I feel something weird going on.  It is so frustrating because I can barely stand from the pain.  I am sitting in bed and they are still crampy and feel numb.  I had an ultrasound 3 days ago but there was no blood clot.  Not sure what to make of all of this.  Any insight would be helpful!  Thanks.
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


Nutz
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 1/8/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
pain is worse. my husband is taking me to emergency:(
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


Chasblah
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   Posted 1/10/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
How are you doing Darlene??????
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


Collicat
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   Posted 1/11/2010 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope everything is okay
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