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I had a laminectomy and discectomy 19 October to relieve

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I had a laminectomy and discectomy 19 October to relieve lower back pain and sciatica left leg. Sciatica had been severe prior to surgery and feels the same following surgery. I have had some vaginal bleeding today although, I have been menopausal for three years. I am 52 years old
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.You still have lot of inflammation and swelling at the surgery site.It is too early to comment on the success of the surgery.Your symptoms are expected to improve gradually over next 3 months.However sometimes, there may be inadvertent injury to the sciatic nerve during surgery.That can cause severe pain.But should improve gradually over time.Adequate pain control with narcotics and gabapentin is recommended for now.Vaginal bleeding is likely from the surgery related stress.That should not persist for long.If any vaginal pain or itching then bacterial or yeast infection should be considered and treatedc accordingly.Usually not a problem.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/
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