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China Grove, NC
A female asked:

I had degenerative disc disease, degenerative bone disease, spondylothesis, l4 an ad l5, etc fusion surgery 3 weeks ago. leg is now very painful?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
You need to: contact your surgeon immediately, because this could be a post-operative infection or other complication. Radiation down to your leg could come from nerve compression or venous thrombophlebitis, both serious conditions.
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