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Had recurrence of herniated disc (L5-S1) & 2nd microdiscectomy on July 2nd. Back & Lt leg SX improved, but now having pains in Lt knee, behind Lt knee & ankle/calf. Could this be due to reherniation?

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In brief: Do NOT wait

Am focused on location, and need to make sure this does not involve vein in back of leg, thrombophlebitis, as needs diagnosis and interventional treatment if the answer. Am skeptical that this is pain emanating from re-rupture of a disc, at least based on your description.
See a doctor ASAP and at least get a venous NIVA screen.

In brief: Do NOT wait

Am focused on location, and need to make sure this does not involve vein in back of leg, thrombophlebitis, as needs diagnosis and interventional treatment if the answer. Am skeptical that this is pain emanating from re-rupture of a disc, at least based on your description.
See a doctor ASAP and at least get a venous NIVA screen.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Doubt it

Sounds like a second problem

In brief: Doubt it

Sounds like a second problem
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2 comments
Dr. Peter Ihle
Or DVT. B checked 4 it
Dr. Marsha Davis
Agree about the possibility OV a DVT
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Neurosurgery

In brief: It is possible.

If the current pain is in the same leg, it is not unusual to have some recurrent residual pain in the leg even with successful discectomy.
This goes away. So, most likely this is not reherniation which typically causes the same or worse pain as before that just does not go away. It is unlikely clot in your leg because you are young and if you do not have swollen leg. But ask your spine surgeon.

In brief: It is possible.

If the current pain is in the same leg, it is not unusual to have some recurrent residual pain in the leg even with successful discectomy.
This goes away. So, most likely this is not reherniation which typically causes the same or worse pain as before that just does not go away. It is unlikely clot in your leg because you are young and if you do not have swollen leg. But ask your spine surgeon.
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