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HELP! 75 year old with Spinal Stenosis...

backreliefbbackrelief Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Please advise. My father is 75 y.o. He underwent surgery due to a debilitating spinal stenosis problem. He underwent a laminectomy about 3 weeks ago. A new problem has arisen. My father suffers now from bladder incontinence. Does anyone have any idea what can be done or should be done ? Thanks so much for your professional or personal advice! Looking for answers.


  • This is serious enough to get him back to the Dr to find out what is going on. It could be that scar tissue has formed and is pressing on the main nerve that controls bladder control. Only the Dr can tell you and I'm not one.


  • immediately; don't delay.

    Hope that it is just due to inflamation that will settle down, but it could be a serious problem.

    Please let us know how you get on. :-)
  • I will send my father back to the Dr. I hope that we can trust him. It sad and scary. Thank you.
  • I will send my father back to the Dr. I hope that we can trust him. It sad and scary.
  • I agree that your Dad needs to go to the doctor immediately. I would even call the doctor after hours and have his service call back. If your Dad won't take care of this immediately, hopefully you can offer to drive him there or make the call to the doctor for him.

    It could be scar tissue or inflammation but the doctor will want to know.
  • unless it was very bad .i would have treated with powerful painkillers .just because what has happened to0 him .the surgeon has probably nicked the nerve that controls urine {it happened to me but i lost sexual function and i am 44} incontinence is always a risk with any spinal surgery .it was a risk operating on a 75 years old .i would take him back and see what can be done ..but i am sorry to say this i dont hold out much hope .i wish him the best i really do
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