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Post removal of a benign tumor /lt. frontal,experencing

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post removal of a benign tumor /lt. frontal,experencing heaviness of rt. leg .What are the possible causes ?
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: YES
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Tumor detected after waking with weakness of rt. leg and unable to move rt. arm
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

many times after brain surgery, steroid therapy such as dexamethasone is used to help decrease brain swelling.

steroids like dexamethasone used for several weeks can cause proximal muscle weakness which can cause leg heaviness.

did you have brain surgery?