post op l5-s1 genital/groin numbness...help!!!
Bit of a dodgy subject to talk about but im going mad with the pain im suffering post op from a huge L5-S1 disectomy and decompression (left laminectomy) back in April 09. I had a caudial epidural and the docs reckon the disc totally herniated and i was not operated on for a week!!! I have since come off morphine and co-codomol and suffering nothing but pain.
Im getting pains in the groin and numbness in the left side of the scrotum and along the penis and left buttock is completly numb and down the rear of the leg. Regarding bladder funtion im not getting that strong urge to go to the toilet when im full and even when i do go i cannot feel alot...plus sexual dysfunction and feeling.
I have also been getting muscle spasms and pains in both legs and was admitted to hospital for a check up. I had an mri but it showed up no acute changes. The Ortho surgeon said it is sciatica but this does not feel like this to me and feels the nerves will settle down in due course and with yes you guessed it pain killers.
I feel like im being thobbed off by the docs but i feel i may have some possible nerve damage, has anyone else experienced this problems????
Any help and advice would be great