Hi fellow spineys,
Have any of you had bladder & UTI issues post lumbar fusion? I am having some significant issues, I had ALIF on 8/24/10; L4-5 level and have been having issues since then, low grade fever which lasted two weeks, chills, and obvious issues voiding, took 3 rounds of cipro, after urine tested positive, and then leaking, was put on detrol LA. Finally saw specialist yesterday, which did not go as well as I planned, he thinks I may have nerve damaged in the bladder,which he says is most likely a complication of the surgery. He says he has seen it before.
Has anyone undergone this testing?
Anyone have any similar issues?
I am scheduled for this test next week which will include any extra portion to actually measure the nerve activity to confirm his suspicions or rule it out.
FYI I am 42 no prior history of any bladder, kidney or uti ever.
As always thanks for your support!