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I am a 44 yr old male. I am average build. I had disc herniation in l4/l5 l5/s1 with a foot drop and acute radicular pain. mri revealed disc herniation at l4/l5 and l5/s1 with narrowing of spinal canal and disk rupture at l5. i had microdiscectomy and it has been about 5 weeks post operation. two days ago i started getting the symptoms that led up to the operation back, pain down the back of the legs and growing lower back pain. I have not lifted any weights or bent over and avoided all the things that I was warned about. There is also weakened power of my right toe and a pain down my right scrotum. Can anyone tell me the possibility of reherniation over this period. Also the doctors recommending continuing with physiotherapy and regular mobilisation being doused with pain killers. I do not feel comfortable doing this, but my six weeks of post operative leave is also coming to an end. Should I insist on a second MRI scan. Any help in this regard will be helpful.
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