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.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002. J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009