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Old 07-07-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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Mad MP after Gallbladder removal?

Hi all,

Four years ago I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically (sorry, I know the spelling's probably wrong!) Needless to say, I woke up from the surgery with MP. I went back to the surgeon and asked him what happened to my nerve? He had no answers, only "It wasn't me." So he referred me to a neurologist, who also told me that there's no way the surgery could have caused it.

Well, it's four years later, and I still suffer daily. Mostly, I've restructured my life. I position myself so that I'm never sitting with someone against my thigh, and if I have to have someone sit there, I make sure it's someone who knows about my condition. I don't hike anymore. I make sure not to sit with my leg pressed against anything that might jolt or vibrate. Basically, I deal.

I tried to fix things, for a while. I lost a lot of weight. I wore loose dresses. I didn't do much walking. But those things didn't fix me, or even make it better (except for walking less).

The main thing is, that I need some help with, is my anger. I am so angry at the doctors who caused this. Okay, so I know they might not have realized they were causing this or been able to do something differently. But I also know I didn't have MP when I went under the knife, and I was never warned this might be a consequence! I just wish they had acknowledged that this had something to do with that surgery. I don't want to continue to live with such anger. Has anyone else been there, and been able to get over it? If so, how?
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:00 PM   #2
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The nerve goes thru the lower abdomen and exits under the inguinal ligament into the front thigh.

I developed MP after a C-section, which was also an exploratory looking for a tumor on the ovary.

I had it for many years, and finally when Lidoderm came out, I was able to put it into remission:

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/sh...a+paresthetica

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/sh...a+paresthetica

My son is 29 now, and I had the terrible pain part of MP for about 10 yrs since he was born as it escalated from odd sensations to frank awful stabbing pain episodes. I now am pretty well over it, except for little reminders if I over extend my leg or sit in hot water or a steam bath often. Heat really makes it much more active.

I wear loose underclothing and loose outer clothing to remain in remission.

It is a devil of a thing tho... very frustrating. But I do think you may find a solution in Lidoderm patches, placed carefully.

I think you may profit from looking at our PN forum... some supplements may enhance healing for you:

http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forum119.html

My aggressive supplement use may have been part of my remission as well.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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Hi there, i was typing in MP and saw your post, i recently hadmy gallbladder removed,same like you in may 25th 2010,and after the operation i did not get any pain in my right thigh! When a nurse gave me an injection in my right thigh,at night, thats when i started getting this damn pain.

After a month i managed to go to my doctors,and i mentioned this pain,she said it was Meralgia paresthetica (MP),and she also said the cause of this,is from having this surgery.

its july now,and i still have the pain,im taking some tablets at the momentwhich are to betaken at night(there usually for anti-depressents,but are to help relive pain)And then i take pain killers during the day,they dont really help at all! Not all doctors can understand the pain we go through,im just worried that this can last for indefinite,as my doctor mentioned,as thats not fair at all! Im 24years old,and im trying to start a family with my husband,ive also got pcos,which also doesn't help(but thats another issue)but this pain in my right thigh is awful,i hardly do anything,i want to lose weight,but cant bcoz its painful(you mentioned you lost weight,any advice on what you did/how plzz)the only thing i feel would be to take alot of painkillers,and excersise,but that still wont help your thigh,as you would get the pain after the painkillers have worn off!

I also work,but its a family business,so ive managed to get time off,but i feel MP is ruining my life!Has you/anyone had to stop working bcoz of MP?? At work im mainly having to stand all day,and run back and forth when busy!(so im having to go and rest)

Family/friends have mentioned to me that i go to citzen advice burea,and mention this,bcoz they people shouldn't get away with this(they never mention this MP,when signing paper etc..),but i really dont know what to do! Any advice??





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Hi all,

Four years ago I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically (sorry, I know the spelling's probably wrong!) Needless to say, I woke up from the surgery with MP. I went back to the surgeon and asked him what happened to my nerve? He had no answers, only "It wasn't me." So he referred me to a neurologist, who also told me that there's no way the surgery could have caused it.

Well, it's four years later, and I still suffer daily. Mostly, I've restructured my life. I position myself so that I'm never sitting with someone against my thigh, and if I have to have someone sit there, I make sure it's someone who knows about my condition. I don't hike anymore. I make sure not to sit with my leg pressed against anything that might jolt or vibrate. Basically, I deal.

I tried to fix things, for a while. I lost a lot of weight. I wore loose dresses. I didn't do much walking. But those things didn't fix me, or even make it better (except for walking less).

The main thing is, that I need some help with, is my anger. I am so angry at the doctors who caused this. Okay, so I know they might not have realized they were causing this or been able to do something differently. But I also know I didn't have MP when I went under the knife, and I was never warned this might be a consequence! I just wish they had acknowledged that this had something to do with that surgery. I don't want to continue to live with such anger. Has anyone else been there, and been able to get over it? If so, how?
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:11 PM   #4
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Hi there, i was typing in MP and saw your post, i recently hadmy gallbladder removed,same like you in may 25th 2010,and after the operation i did not get any pain in my right thigh! When a nurse gave me an injection in my right thigh,at night, thats when i started getting this damn pain.

After a month i managed to go to my doctors,and i mentioned this pain,she said it was Meralgia paresthetica (MP),and she also said the cause of this,is from having this surgery.

its july now,and i still have the pain,im taking some tablets at the momentwhich are to betaken at night(there usually for anti-depressents,but are to help relive pain)And then i take pain killers during the day,they dont really help at all! Not all doctors can understand the pain we go through,im just worried that this can last for indefinite,as my doctor mentioned,as thats not fair at all! Im 24years old,and im trying to start a family with my husband,ive also got pcos,which also doesn't help(but thats another issue)but this pain in my right thigh is awful,i hardly do anything,i want to lose weight,but cant bcoz its painful(you mentioned you lost weight,any advice on what you did/how plzz)the only thing i feel would be to take alot of painkillers,and excersise,but that still wont help your thigh,as you would get the pain after the painkillers have worn off!

I also work,but its a family business,so ive managed to get time off,but i feel MP is ruining my life!Has you/anyone had to stop working bcoz of MP?? At work im mainly having to stand all day,and run back and forth when busy!(so im having to go and rest)

Family/friends have mentioned to me that i go to citzen advice burea,and mention this,bcoz they people shouldn't get away with this(they never mention this MP,when signing paper etc..),but i really dont know what to do! Any advice??
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:10 AM   #5
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So sorry to hear of your pain hali557,

To those MP sufferers following gallbladder surgery, here is another story.

I have been researching this condition ever since my friend came out of surgery for gallbladder removal on Sept. 5, 2018.
My friend woke up out of surgery with a numb right upper thigh. She immediately complained to the doctor who came to check on her that evening. His response was that it did not come from the surgery. She went into surgery, a healthy woman except for a bad gallbladder. She came out in severe burning pain, with numbness in her upper right thigh.
It truly sickens me to see her unable do accomplish her daily activities, unable to drive, and in constant pain. Her surgeon told her she should see a neurologist. She receive this directive from a phone call originating from a restricted line. She received no follow up phone calls, and no referrals. She had to find a neurologist on her own.
The neurologist's first comment was "I wonder how he had you laying on the table?" She ordered the medical records, and prescribed a pain relieve medicated patch for her thigh. We are still waiting for the records to be sent to her.
The surgeon refuses to admit that MP can result from gallbladder surgery. He insists that in his practice he has only seen it in Bariatric surgery. When she told him of her research, and findings proving that this can occur, he then admitted that he had seen the three incidents we found. Now, however, he wants her to send him links to all her findings.
I am pleading with those professionals in the neurological field to please conduct some research and publish more literature on this subject. Whether is happens due to the use of some surgical equipment, or the position of the patient; some follow up treatment to correct this condition should be put in place if and when it occurs.
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