A 22-year-old female asked:
i had two herniated disks in my lower back, had surgery on them and i still have back pain but recently when i have bowel movement, my pain escalates.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Edward Hellman answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: There are a number of possible reasons a person might still have problems after a lumbar discectomy. Was it real recent and perhaps you have not fully recovered? It may take 6-8 weeks in some patients for a complete resolution of your symptoms. Either way, I would sure let your surgeon know. It is a pretty successful surgery, hopefully you will be better soon.
Answered on Aug 30, 2014
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