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Back Surgery Affecting Period
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
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
Ectopic surgery 4 months missed period by 5 days lower abdomen pain, lower back and legs pain pregnncy test negative?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having lumbar stenosis surgery in 2 weeks. Lower back pain has started. Should I notify my surgeon?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Had tubes tied after third C-section and experiencing dull throbbing pain in lower bottom portion of uterus is this normal? 1 month later from surgery
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Stomach area, sides& back in a lot of pain after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? Pain seems to be getting worse is this normal? 4 days post op
Call the doctor: It could be signs of a complication, such as an infection. Call the doctor who operated on you. ...Read more
I had a L4 L5 herniated disc and underwent surgery 6 months ago. Will using elliptical alleviate the issue since running can cause shocks in spine?
3 weeks of lower back pain that's spanning entire back now. Painful to straighten back. Recently experienced minor chest pain at work today. Related?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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