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  • Barbaragai
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    I had a microdicectomy at l3-l4 on the left side. Right after the surgery my left leg pain went away. Pain came back after two weeks. Put on steroids for a week. Pain is now feels like I’m having a constant leg cramp. My right leg is hurting now just like the left leg. Any suggestions as to why this is happening?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The most common causes of returned leg pain and new symptoms after a microdiscectomy would be a seroma (a collection of post-surgical fluid), a recurrent herniation or simple root inflammation (which would not explain your new onset right leg pain). With failure of relief using oral steroid and what I assume would be some new physical examination findings, a new MRI with gadolinium would be a good next step.

    Dr. Corenman

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