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Old 06-11-2004, 04:46 AM   #1
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Question What does this mean exactly?

Hi everyone...I visited my family doctor 2 days ago to get clearance for surgery. She tested my reflexes and of course I didn't have any...but another thing she noticed was that I didn't have a pulse in my left foot...she looked really concerned. What does this mean exactly...something to do with the fact that I have no reflexes or because maybe my nerves are damaged By the way, 5 more days til my L5/S1 discectomy/laminectomy with decompression...getting really really nervous.

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Old 06-11-2004, 01:11 PM   #2
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Re: What does this mean exactly?

Most common reasons could be swelling somewhere in the leg that could compress vascular pulse. Or vascular blockage.

She should be concerned, for any lack of pulse in the extremities is serious.

after her concerned look....what did she say?

It's all a matter of perspective!

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