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Swelling "down below" after 2 level ALIF?

BorderlessBBorderless Posts: 14
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Recovering from Surgery
This might be a strange question but I had L5/S1 and L4/L5 fusion done anteriorly on Tuesday. Everything went as expected and I was discharged today. I started noticing that the swelling from my incision is draining down to my toes as well as my penis. Is this normal? How long does this take to go away? Is it dangerous? Anything i can do to reduce the swelling? I got embolism stockings for my legs and I'm doing a lot of walking. Maybe I'm over doing it?


  • I had a L4-S1 360 fusion on 1-20-10. I am 38. I did not experiance any swelling or drainage on my front incision. If you want to see what mine looked like, search for the post titled "Pictures!". I posted on the 3rd page on 1-29-10. I think there is one or two front shots. I spent a bit more time in the hospital than you. Personally, I would call my surgeon if I had any questions like yours!

    Best of luck!
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