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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i had severe pain in lower back and numbness in my legs.. it suddenly increased and i couldnt move and i couldnt urinate or pass motion.. with in 2 days i had surgery.. aftr surgery also it is the same.. my vagina and all that area is numb. i presss my stomach hard so little urine will pass. doctors told it vl take time and cant predict. what is actualy my problem. pls help. vl i not get my senses back. im 33yrs old                                             
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How did this start?
Doctor :   Was it of sudden onset?
User :   i had it rarely but in dec it strtd.. i tke painkillers it subsides... frm jan it kept on increasing.. i met ortho.. he suggested some physiotherapy i did had some kind of relif.. i was ok for a month..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   i had nimbness in my rgt leg.. i fnd diffclt 2 stnd 4 lng time and also walk.. so i sit and i dnt wlk long also.. april last week i had severe pain and i bcme unbareable... i consulted another ortho he suggested mri but next day b4 doing mri.. while passinf motion the pain increased
User :   yea im typng doc
Doctor :   Ok fine
User :   and i i cudnt wlk or move and also cudnt pass urine or motion i fell fully numb in dt area...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i ws admited and next dy i hd surgery ad dy removed portion of my spine (im not so clear) dy put in a bottle and gve to me.. and now 5 dys passed and stil now im having no feelng of my vagina or anus
User :   to pass urine i hve to press my tummy and it vl pass.. no sense at all
Doctor :   Ok
User :   pls doc y is it so.. wont i b ok like i was
User :   im sooo scared
User :   pls help
Doctor :   May I know what was the surgery done?
Doctor :   like its name
Doctor :   and was the condition diagnosed?
User :   im not sure about the name of the surgery.. dy told my disk hve moved and pushng my nerve and nerve is squeezed
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is called as disc prolapse
Doctor :   the disc shall be excised
Doctor :   to ease the pressure on the nerves
User :   yea they did it
User :   dy gve dt bone in a bottle
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   the numbness and other symptoms
Doctor :   shall be recovered within 30 days of operation
User :   stil i hve. no change
User :   dy told it vl tke time and cant predict.. how long
User :   what am i suppose to do.. im sooo woried.. pls help
Doctor :   How long has it been post surgery?
User :   surgery was done on 29th night
User :   april 29
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It shall subside with time
User :   how long doc
Doctor :   atleast 2 weeks of time
User :   is dr any kind of medicnes or exercise..
User :   here docs told dt they canot predict time.. it varies frm patient to patient
Doctor :   It is a natural recovery process
Doctor :   Accurate prediction is not practiced
User :   but i wil b normal doc.. for sure
User :   im 33yrs old
Doctor :   I can understand your situation
Doctor :   you shall get better
Doctor :   now immediately post surgery
Doctor :   there shall be some nerve injuries
Doctor :   which produce such symptoms
Doctor :   the injuries heal with some time
Doctor :   and you shall resume back with your sensations
Doctor :   If you want additional information about it
Doctor :   you can consult our Orthopedic surgeon
Doctor :   for assistance
User :   ok doc
User :   my surgery ws done by neurologst
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is a combined speciality
Doctor :   I am sure my orthopedician will be able to help you
User :   ok doc
User :   doc..the day b4 i got admited i had the numbess in my vagina.. and stil its persisitng.. that is worryng me doc..
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   I have given the link
Doctor :   which you can make use of
User :   ok doc thank u
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   but I can say that it improves with time
Doctor :   as I have mentioned you about the injuries
Doctor :   which can happen during surgery
User :   yea i undrstood doc..
User :   im soo scared.. dts y
User :   thank u doc
Doctor :   I do understand
User :   thank u.. byeee
Doctor :   Consult our orthopedician who has specialized in spine surgery for further assistance
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