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I am scheduled for hip replacement surgery in April.

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I am scheduled for hip replacement surgery in April. However, I am having many symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy. My legs, feet, and hands are swollen. I have little appetite for food. I get occasional chills. A 24-hour urine test indicated low protein, and I have been on a high protein diet for two weeks. The arthritis throughout my body has also become worse. Question: Is it safe for me to have the hip surgery, or do I first need to see a kidney specialist? Or--?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 7 years ago.

Sorry for the sufferings.

I need to know some points regarding your query so that I can answer better.

Since when you are having the swelling?

When the tests were taken?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
The swelling and all of the tests have occurred since January 1, 2010.
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

The cause of the low protein levels needs to be determined first.

There can be different causes for it.

The common ones can be due to liver diseases, malnutrition, inflammation, malabsorption etc.

You should have a check up by an internist to find the exact cause of the low protein & your general status before proceeding to operation.

I hope this information helps.

Happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
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