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Reherniation after micro discectomy

Bobby OakesBBobby Oakes Posts: 1
edited 02/27/2015 - 8:47 PM in Recovering from Surgery
Hi my name is Bobby and I just had surgery on Wednesday February 25. I had a micro discectomy on a herniated disc at L5 S1 to remove part of the disc that was compressing on my nerve which caused severe leg pain and numbness in my left foot. Immediately after surgery that same day I had no more leg pain and only a very slight tingling on my left pinky toe. Then yesterday I did more stuff around the house than I should have. I was trying to create some makeshift sheet tents for my three little boys to sleep under and I'm afraid I may have caused a re-herniation. My left pinky toe feels really pinched and Very tingly almost like it's being folded down under my foot. I'm wondering if I caused this by doing too much physical activity or if it is due to swelling now that this is the second day after my surgery. I'm curious if there was a reherniation, how soon can another micro discectomy be performed and, if it's really soon after the first will they just reopened the same incision point?


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  • hoggsterhhoggster ScotlandPosts: 54
    Hi I got same op 5/12/14 done everything tby the book and im getting re done on 4/2/15 , you cant lift twist or bend for 6 weeks heaviest you can lift is a kettle, short walks everyday thats your wack if you can thats the information I was given from NHS hope this helps
  • But how do you know it's a reherniation?

    Wouldn't it be as severe as the first time is herniated?
  • hoggsterhhoggster ScotlandPosts: 54
    edited 04/15/2015 - 5:41 AM
    In my case I just felt it was not right went to hospital for mri thats the only way to be told it was confirmed and got my 2nd l5s1 micro d on 5march so far not bad but its still sore hope this helps
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