I am a 37 yr old male with back problems.
I had a Microdiscectomy surgery on my l4/l5 exactly a week ago. The pain after the surgery was a living hell after the first couple of days but finally after taking Naproxen my muscles are a little more relaxed and the pain is going away.
I have taken this surgery very serious so I have been laying in bed most of the time. I only get up to do exercise (1 hr a day) walking around the neighborhood. Not lifting anything or putting pressure on my back.
My question is that just yesterday blood started coming out and I am a little scared. The blood is not dark, is pale and it seems to come out with a water like fluid and it does not smell. At times, if I bend I can see a little drip of blood with liquid come out of the incision. Also my back feels really strange when this happens.
Has anyone had this same issue? should I be worried? Also if that blood and discharge doesn't come out, how is my back supposed to hold that inside?
Sorry for my ignorance but I am not that educated when it comes to this type of surgery.
should I be worried?