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Is this common after back surgery?

11 months from having back surgery (l4-l5-l5-s1) decompressed. Since then i have been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction, neurogenic bladder (holding 450cc before i feel the urge to use bathroom) as well as not being able to feel the right side of my penis, buttocks and three toes on my right side. Is this common after surgery? This has been really depressing!!! Im also self catheterizing 3 times a day just to void and taking a laxative every other day so i wont be compacted and backed up (not on ANY NARCOTICS) ive never had these problems before my surgery. I FEEL LOST and dont know what to do.


  • Have you had an MRI since your operation?
    Kirsti x
  • Kirstij79 said:
    Have you had an MRI since your operation?
    Yes i have, the MRI showed that the decompression surgery worked, according to my surgeon. He only focused on the procedure that he preformed and nothing else. I had to go to another Dr to be told that according to my surgical notes i had 45% damage to my PTN (postal tibial nerve) this is has been a nightmare. So now im in the process of looking for a neurologist to see if there is anything i can do get the feeling back on my right side
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