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Lumbar Laminectomy (cont.)

When Should Someone Seek Medical Care After a Lumbar Laminectomy?

  • Call your surgeon or doctor if you have any of these symptoms:
    • Drainage from the incision
    • Redness at the incision
    • If stitches or staples come out
    • The bandage becomes soaked with blood
    • Fever over 100.4 F
    • Increasing pain or numbness in your legs, back, or buttocks
    • Inability to urinate
    • Loss of control of bladder or bowels, with loss of urine or stool, or both
    • Pain, swelling, or redness in one of your legs
    • A severe headache
    • If you have any other questions about the way you are recovering
  • Go to the hospital's emergency department immediately if you develop any of these conditions or complications:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2016

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