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Pregnancy After Microdiscectomy

Hi there,

i hope somebody can help. I had a microdiscectomy operation 2 years ago after slipping a disc. It was an old injury (caused after a car accident, jogging for many years) and then made worse when I fell pregnant. However, my back has healed incredibly well and I rarely experience any pain (just occasionally if I give my toddler a piggy back!).

We are now planning to try for another child and I am wondering if there are any risks of further damage/pain when pregnant?

If anybody has had a similar experience, I would love to hear from you.

Thanks! :d
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replied May 20th, 2006
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You should not experience any complications. Once the discectomy was complete, the poblem was fixed.

That is a minor surgery when compared to most back surgeries and since it is not too invasive, the spine and muscle structre are not too impacted.

I am not a doctor but I would think that you should be fine and you and your hubby will have a great time with the second baby.

Always check with your doc when you are concerned about something like this but from a laymans view, I would be too excited about the 2nd baby and probably would be blinded to the pain until it was too late. :>)
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replied March 4th, 2009
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i have had an operation of my disk l5 s1 now i have artifical disk and also screws its been 14 months and i want to get pregnant is there any risk during and after the pregnancy
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replied March 4th, 2009
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i have had an operation of my disk l5 s1 now i have artifical disk and also screws its been 14 months and i want to get pregnant is there any risk during and after the pregnancy
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