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Numbness in private parts after 45 days post-op microdiscectomy

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:26 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery

I had L5-S1 microdisectomy 45 days before and the recovery proceeded well. I am on PT now and feel a bit of strength returning to my body.

I still have lower back pain and cant sit for more than 10 minutes.

But my main concern is that I started feeling a bit numb in my private parts since today morning. I cant feel the urine coming out while urinating ( excuse my language as I have to be explicit here ).

Has anyone experienced this sort of condition ? I am scared to death about this. Please help !!!



  • I personally have not had this happen, but call your doc! Call an advice line or something. That is a new symptom on set, and from what I understand, when anything goes numb it's not good. Did you have it at all prior to surgery? I was told by my surgeon that the nerves are "angry" after surgery, but 45 days seems a long time to all of a sudden have a new symptom.

    Please call someone ASAP! Better safe than sorry.
    Let us know how it goes!

  • Do you have control of those faculties?
    If not, that might be Cauda Equina Syndrome.

    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
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