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Can your period come back after ablation surgery?

Can your period come back after ablation surgery?

yes: Most people have no periods. Some people their periods are much improved. But close to a third still have a period after an ablation. ...Read more

Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


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Pain after back surgery l5/s2 microdisectomy. Is this normal?

Pain after back surgery l5/s2 microdisectomy. Is this normal?

Not really: Not enough info for detailed answer: how long after? Many potential causes incl. scarring, other disc injury, QL spasm, SI inflammation or ligament injury, acute SI or lumbar vertebral dysfunction, etc.I recommend exam by a dr. skilled in hands-on osteopathic diagnosis & manipulation - someone who can truly differentiate cause can give you the best answer ...Read more

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Ectopic removed 4 months back period delayed by 5 days, pregnancy test negative, pain in lower abdomen and lower back and legs, tiredness ?

Ectopic removed 4 months back period delayed by 5 days, pregnancy test negative, pain in lower abdomen and lower back and legs, tiredness  ?

Pain: Because you've had a prior ectopic, I would suggest a blood pregnancy test thru your providers office. In addition since ectopics are increased with a history of pelvic infection, it might be a good idea for further office evaluation. This could also be that you didn't ovulate this cycle, but with your history its better to be safe and see your doctor/gyn ...Read more

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Ectopic surgery 4 months missed period by 5 days lower abdomen pain, lower back and legs pain pregnncy test negative?

Ectopic surgery 4 months missed period by 5 days lower abdomen pain, lower back and legs pain pregnncy test negative?

Confirm: Most likely you are starting a period and it is simply coming at a later time. However, given your history, it is important to confirm that you are not pregnant. You may consider getting a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Lower back pain from back 5 days,under stress,sleep cycle disturb,8 days periods late,last period also late,virgin?

Lower back pain from back 5 days,under stress,sleep cycle disturb,8 days periods late,last period also late,virgin?

Lots of symptoms: There are lots of symptoms packed into that question. They may all be related with one illness, or may be separate. Certainly stress and sleep disturbance can affect hormone levels and make period irregular. Low back pain could be muscular or things like kidney problem (infection, kidney stones, etc). Sounds like you need a trip to doctor to sort out what is what. In interim, try relaxation! ...Read more

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Whats the normal recovery period after cervical disk surgery?

Whats the normal recovery period after cervical disk surgery?

Depends: If a fusion was done, it can take 12 weeks for enough bone healing to allow full activity. If the ruptured portion was removed without fusion, there is usually enough healing after one month. Symptoms in both cases usually improve well before this. However, severe long standing symptoms may take longer. ...Read more

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Having lumbar stenosis surgery in 2 weeks. Lower back pain has started. Should I notify my surgeon?

Having lumbar stenosis surgery in 2 weeks.  Lower back pain has started.  Should I notify my surgeon?

It can't hurt: It may or may not affect the timing of your surgeon, but he/she may want to know to help guide this decision. ...Read more

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Discectomy L4 L5 three months ago. I had almost no leg pain after surgery. Last week severe pain came back down my leg could this be nerve damage?

Discectomy L4 L5 three months ago. I had almost no leg pain after surgery. Last week severe pain came back down my leg could this be nerve damage?

Nerve pain: You need to see your spine surgeon again. It is most likely nerve irritation, that could be treated with an epidural injection and conservative care. But, it could be a re-herniation of your disc. Important to rule-out new neurological changes. Your surgeon might decide to get a new MRI after they perform a physical exam. ...Read more

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Right side pains effecting my belly button area occasionally had keyhole surgery and gual bladder removed, had scan but comes back normal?

Right side pains effecting my belly button area occasionally had keyhole surgery and gual bladder removed, had scan but comes back normal?

Seek a 2nd opinion: I do not know what "keyhole surgery" is. I assume you had your surgery laparoscopically meaning without a large incision. It is not uncommon to have occasional pain from scar tissue, but to get a proper diagnosis, please have a surgeon examine you again. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Recovery from knee fat pad surgery while maintaining very active lifestyle in rotc. Had surgery in dec. 2012, did pt until april. Still have pain?

Recovery from knee fat pad surgery while maintaining very active lifestyle in rotc.  Had surgery in dec. 2012, did pt until april.  Still have pain?

Need physical exam: I am assuming you had hoffas syndrome, or fat pad impingement? If you are still having pain, the surgery may have not been successful or scar tissue built up. However, you should also be assessed for patellar tracking syndrome, which could cause anterior knee pain, would be easier fix. Try quad strengthening, especially medial quad and see if that helps. Thank you for your service! ...Read more

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Diagnosis sever spinal stenosis..Had lamenectomy last year on ruptured L5 after loss of bladder control. Could it be related?

Diagnosis sever spinal stenosis..Had lamenectomy last year on ruptured L5 after loss of bladder control. Could it be related?

Could be: Severe lumbar spinal stenosis (occuring from large herniated discs, & other compressive pathologies), could result in compression of the nerve roots below the level of your spinal cord -- called your cauda equina. This could then result in bladder/bowel dysfunction. Your surgeon likely did the laminectomy to relieve the compression of your cauda equina so as to prevent the problem from worsening. ...Read more

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I'm 3 1/2 months pregnant, some lower back discomfort, performed a cat stretch the other day, now excruciating pain in lower lumbar. What happened?

I'm 3 1/2 months pregnant, some lower back discomfort, performed a cat stretch the other day, now excruciating pain in lower lumbar. What happened?

See doctor: If you are truly in excruciating pain that has lasted several days, you should see a physician for a full evaluation. While it is possible you simply pulled a muscle, you might want to see your doctor to be sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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Low back and extrem hip pain after laminectomy L4/5 two month ago Now Bilateral facet fractures found. Neurosurgeon want to fuse now. Is he correct?

Low back and extrem hip pain after laminectomy L4/5 two month ago Now Bilateral facet fractures found. Neurosurgeon want to fuse now. Is he correct?

I will: defer on answering and hope a neurosurgeon comments on this. If you don't have any luck on HealthTap getting this answered, please seek another opinion by a new surgeon. This is acceptable and appropriate if you have any concerns. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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I had disc herniation surgery Oct 22nd on my back....Im having swelling & still not able to sit for long periods..is this normal?

I had disc herniation surgery Oct 22nd on my back....Im having swelling & still not able to sit for long periods..is this normal?

Most disc surgeries: Recover with minimal symptoms but about 10% (more if preop you had = or greater back pain than leg pain) can go on to have back pain due to further dysfunction of the disc. There is a small chance of post op infection as well but there are usually other symptoms such as fever, chills &sweats as well as increasing back pain & spasm. Talk to your physician & see if you need evaluation, PT/meds ...Read more

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Facial nerves were cut during jaw surgery 3 months ago. Nerves reconstruction surgery yesterday. Chances of recovery high or low?

Facial nerves were cut during jaw surgery 3 months ago. Nerves reconstruction surgery yesterday. Chances of recovery high or low?

Depends: depends upon what you mean by "recovery" and which nerves you are talking about. Sensory nerves are different at times during reconstruction in a delayed fashion. If you are talking about "the facial nerve" or facial nerve branches, immediate reconstruction is usually the timely thing to take on. I'm sure your surgeon detailed all of this with you preoperatively. goodluck healing--long process ...Read more

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