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My father had a hernia surgery they gave him an epidural now three days after his surgery area doesn't hurt really. It's his lower back when he lays ?

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine

In brief: Other symptoms

How bad is the back pain? Some soreness at site of epidural normal for several days to a week.
If pain 5/10 or higher, or if he also has headache, suspect spinal fluid leak at site of epidural and needs to see doctor.

In brief: Other symptoms

How bad is the back pain? Some soreness at site of epidural normal for several days to a week.
If pain 5/10 or higher, or if he also has headache, suspect spinal fluid leak at site of epidural and needs to see doctor.
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