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Anyone re-herniated their disc after microdiscectomy

Just a little background information. Two weeks ago I had a microdiscectomy done on my L4 L5 disc. Everything seemed to be doing okay for the 1st 10 days or so. The only thing that I noticed that was different was I had a numbness and a tingle in my right foot which I didn't have before surgery. But the pain in my right buttocks n ankle calf area had gone away. The doctor said that was normal because the disc was impinged for so long. 

Over the last 4 days or so my right hamstring and right buttock have been more tender than usual almost feeling like how it felt pre-op.  I am afraid that I reherniation the same disc. The weird thing is that the  numbness and tingling in my right foot  has been slowly getting better. Anyone experienced this before? 


  • [Deleted User][[Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited 02/20/2017 - 11:06 AM
    Hi there. I had the same surgery this Jan. I recently had a new MRI to check for a re-herniation because my pain has been so much worse since surgery. My doctor told me it is possible. He said even a simple sneeze "could" do damage. He wants to make sure something hasn't happened but isn't exactly sure what the issue is. But I can barely function a normally since surgery. But it could be because surgery was so recent for you. I would definitely talk with your doctor in regards to this to make sure it doesn't get worse. Be patient and don't push yourself too hard!!
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