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What symptoms should worry me after the intervertebral disc excision surgery?

After you are discharged, you should pay attention to some symptoms which might indicate that you are starting to develop complications.

Call your doctor if after intervertebral disc excision surgery:

  • the incision starts separating
  • you have a fever that exceeds 101° F
  • you see any signs of infection
  • you feel increasing pain or swelling
  • you have drainage at the incision site

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