New member and first post.
Just underwent a laminectomy/ discectomy at the L4/5 on March 25 th. Things were going well for the first week. Started noticing some leg pain returning a little greater everyday but the back pain from the surgery was almost gone by day 7. Something happend on day 9 that brought a ton of pain to my lower back and leg. It was a Saturday so I had to wait until Monday to contact my doctor. The follow up two week appt was set for that Thursday but the pain was so bad I couldn't wait. They brought be in Tuesday morning. He felt it was just inflammation and ordered a steroid pack. I felt there was no way it could just be that and asked for another MRI. He agreed to it but asked that I wait a few days to let the steroid kick in. I scheduled the MRI for that Thursday ( last thursday ). He looked at the results first thing Friday morning and called me before he was going into surgery. It was a hematoma! Big one too. In 20 years of doing this he has never seen this happen. So he set an emergency surgery for this past Monday morning to clean it out. Now I'm on my 3rd day of the second surgery in tons of pain and can't sit up without my back crying at me. I'm very afraid that this will happen again. I have been searching this everywhere and indeed it is very uncommon. Just curious if there is anyone out there with this similar experience and if they have had the blood clot return a 2nd time? Thanks all