I underwent a lung lobectomy, now the left side of my body is always cold?

Dear Doc,

Im a 22 year old female, when I was very young ( 5 years old) ,had undergone a lobectomy for the left lung. Since then, I have fluctuating temperature in my body. Basically, my left hand side is always cold & I do not sweat over on the same side but, my right hand side is what I feel as a normal temperature which is warm enough to feel human.
Also, I have a odd bump on my back which looks like a hunch back.
Can you please explain me the causes for all this? Is my doubt of all this is because of the surgery right???


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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Are you talking about an arm or leg or both?
Do you notice any discoloration between the two sides?
Any pain or numbness?
For how long has this been going on?
Can you send a photo of your back hump?

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

I recommed you see a vascularity and a cardiologist
Possible old infection of mitral valve also left clavicular artery stenosis
Impact of lobectomy can be confirmed if it was apex lobe ( upper lobe )
Also stress can cause these symptoms
Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
your doubt is right. these complications do occur sue to the lobectomy surgery.
many minor nerves get injured during surgery causing the feeling of coldness .
this occurs due to sympathetic overactivity.
get thyroid hormone levels checked
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
THIS MAY OR MAY NOT BE RELATED TO THE LOBECTOMY. NEED TO KNOW THE SURGICAL PROCEDURE IN DETAIL,BEFORE COMMENTING ON THIS.
OTHER HORMONAL AND SYMPATHETIC SYSTEM IMBALANCES ALSO CAN CAUSE THESE SYMPTOMS.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
i do not find any relevance of surgery with the present complaints.
feeling of coldness may be due to peripheral neuropathy.
get vitamin B1 levels checked.

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