Hi everyone! Discovered this site a couple of weeks ago and finding it very informative and reassuring.
I had a discectomy L5/S1 at the beginning of August. As regards my back everything seems to be healing really well but I've been experiencing several other problems which I'm hoping that somebody can help me with.
Since my op, my bowels have been very sluggish and I have beer taking a concoction of laxatives for a couple of months. Also at the end of September I developed what I thought maybe thrush or cystitis symptoms. I have been prescribed all the usual remedies ( pessaries and cream ) but nothing has given me relief from the discomfort that I am experiencing.
If there is another female out there who has experienced similiar symptoms I would love to hear from you!