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Golf ball sized lump above incision

Hey y'all I am 10 days post op L5- S1 fusion and decompression .  All my leg pain and heaviness has subsided.  I am concerned because above my incision site I have a large lump.  It's hard to lay or recline my area feels odd a bit numb and painful but it's a dull pain.  When I was in the hospital  I did run a temp of 102 and the nurse asked if my back was "always that fat" my temp went down to normal the area isn't hot and the incision isn't draining anything smelly or green.  Has Anyone else had anything like this?
Ankylosing spondylitis, moderate lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolthesis L5- S1, 5mm disc protrusions T6- 9 with minimal cord compression, cerebral palsy of the right side

PLIF fusion L5- S1 with decompression and hardware Dec 7th 2016


  • nutcase007nnutcase007 United StatesPosts: 947
    neurochallenged86 - I have NOT had such a lump with my two spine surgeries, but I did have a lump like you are describing after a foot surgery.  It was nasty.  I highly encourage you to get it checked out with a doctor.  After 10 days, the swelling you are describing should be gone. 
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