I’m 9 weeks out from lumbar fusion. I’ve been very happy with my progress, but…. for the last 2 weeks or so I have been experiencing a strange new pain. It has begun to wake me up each night in the wee hours of morning. Changing positions in bed does not help. The pain is deep inside the space under my left pelvic/hip bone and I feel stabbing in my lower left abdomen. Sometimes I think it feels like a muscle spasm and sometimes more like a stabbing pain. It is quite severe. Once meds kick in, there is some relief. It is so much worse in the middle of the night/early morning, it’s not nearly as painful through the day. Occasionally it will creep up during the evening. I searched for previous posts and didn’t see anything similar. I don’t know if this is a post surgery complaint or some other medical thing I should have checked out (female? gastro?). If I do call a doctor, who should I call – PCP or surgeon? I was wondering if anyone can relate to this and has advice about where to go to start figuring this one out.