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Month Post Op TLIF Bladder Issues

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:39 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I had a minimally Invasive TLIF L5/S1 and a joint removed. Since surgery I have had numbness on opposite hip (improving) as well as ongoing bladder retention problems. I am currently on Detrol. Thought it was getting better then had significant problem again this morning. I don't know what caused the setback. I am not sure if swelling is going down or meds just kicking in more on good days. Is this a common aftermath of surgery and is there a good chance this deficit is temporary? Anyone having had similar surgury please put in your 2 cents!


  • I don't know if this problem is due to the meds you are taking or the surgery, but if I were you, I would call the surgeon, he will able to tell you if this is temporary or something should be done about it.

    Hope you will find a solution,

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