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  1. #1
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    Bump on back

    Hey everyone, I am almost 8 weeks post op. I have noticed recently that I have a bump on the middle of my back. The bump is a couple inches long and it's under the skin. Does anybody know what it may be?


    Thanks so much! Amber

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    Hi Amber,
    I am 4 months post op and a few weeks ago I discovered a lump also-mine is at the top of my incision. I called the nurse and she said it could be the top of the rod but not to worry unless it was red and irritated, which it isn't. I would call your dr. as well but it is probably nothing to worry about-
    Cathie

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    Thanks for giving me your input. I will go ahead and contact my doctor.

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    Hi Amber,

    I know exactly where you're coming from. I would look at my back constantly with a mirror into a mirror. I would panic over every little change I thought I saw. Don't do what I did and worry yourself to death, it doesn't help the healing process!!!

    Cathie's right, call your Dr. A lot of it is part of the healing process.

    Shari

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    I did go ahead and contact my doctor. The PA suggested to continue to use ice and changed my medication for muscle spasms.

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    Hello. I'm about 8 months post op and since my muscles in my back have atrophied so much the instrumentation was visible under my skin. My dr. told me that I needed to put on some weight. That was March 19th...I'm still working on it.

    Nickie

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    Nickie, yeah, a lot of my doctors tell me to gain weight too.

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