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is there any side effect of spine surgery on reproductive system

gctian_daeggctian_dae Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in Lower Back Pain
i had my spine surgery (fixation of L3) about 4 years old due to a road accident.i m very much worried about dat.and have many questions in my mind dat will i be able to spend a happy married life?????will it effect on my reproductive system??????????so plz share with me about this matter,,,,


  • been hurt for 3 and a half years now, and during the first year after my first neck surgery and being on 6 different narcotic meds. for some reason me and my wife could not get pregnant, cant say for sure if it was the injury or the meds. or what the problem was, but now after 2 neck and a shoulder surgery were now pregnant I am still just as hurt as before but the difference is Im not on any narcotics just some Tromadal (Ultram) our sex life is not as active or exciting but everything is working fine, but while on all the meds. not so much if you know what I mean, so for your reproductive system Id say stay off all the narcotics and sometimes your just going to have to hurt yourself to make your partner happy
  • Thanks for sugession.but let me tell I m not married m a single person. and soon will get marry. When I talk with my doctor he said it is all fine but I listen from my friends and they saw similar case like me,,,,,when I listen all these things I become worried…..in the other side I personally don’t feel any problem in my sexual system,,,,,
    I want to know some safety precautions dat can be made my marital life happy….
  • due to constant pain .and due to permanent nerve damage erections are not possible anymore .and even if they were i am unable to move as you have to to enjoy sex .so as far as i am concerned my back problems have ended my sex life .and the amount of pain killers and other drugs i take i just have no interest any more {i am due more surgery in sept ALIF fusion 3 levels}
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
  • so sad about u!!!!my nerves are completly in gud condition....no one was damaged,,,,,only l3 was compressed and now it is fixed with metal rods.getting a large number of pian killers destroyes my stomach.......besides the back pain now i m suffering with stomach acidity,,,,,,
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