Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read this. I herinated a disk almost two years ago,(L5-S1), and my leg pains went away after a sucessfull microdiscetomy. A year later the pain came back and I was told it was do to epidural fibrosis,(scar tissue), but the symptoms should have appeared sooner, I was told. After 2 more neurosurgians I am right back where I started with a herniation at the same level facing another microdiscetomy. Not sure why I'm told this now because all the dr's have looked at the same MRI, NCS, and EMG, but what ever it is what it is I guess.
Recently I have had bad stomach pain that radiates into my left testicle. I have seen my own Dr. and was tested for infection/ STD's, both came back negative. My personal Dr. feels the herniation might be worse and causing this in some way, but it just feels different and has never been a symptom in the past. I also have frequent urination and tenderness from where I think your testicles drop from and towards my anus. Also when I bend forward I get these crazy itchey tingley things in my lower back and sides of stomach, im not crazy it only happens when I bend over.
My neurosurgian says that its not related but something has to be wrong, it hurts all the time. My own Dr. put me on a antibiotic to kill infection but my lab results from preop say im fine, at least infection wise. So I guess is this a symptom of anybody's back problems, or do you feel it's something totally different? Any ideas to what it could be. Im a 28 year old male who was fit before this injury but now probally about 30 lbs over weight. Im also married and faithfull on my part, and pretty sure my wife is too. I also have severe DDD on my lower three levels. Thanks for any info, Dane