Daughter is 7 weeks post-op with complication
I am really concerned about my 14 year old daughter. First off - it is unusual that a 14 year old would have these problem with the L4-5 anyway. She had an emergency microdiscectomy 7 weeks ago. She had leg pain/numbness and was loosing bladder function with some bowel issues as well. Surgery went well and recovery has been fairly easy.
Over the past 24-48 hours she developed a bulge...swelling at her incision site. I notice in a post earlier that someone had a similar situation. TDoc asked her about headaches etc...no pain in leg now... there is no sign of infection with bloodwork, but it is NOT right. The surgeon/PA saw her and felt the fluid in the area. I am just so worried! Any thoughts or advice? Her incision site was fine days ago - flat and healing well. Why would there be lots of swelling aroound it this late in the game? I worry it could be a serious fluid leak.