I am assuming that you have lumbar problems? It may very well be that the new med is the cause of your hesitation in urinating, but it might also be caused by something called Cauda Equina Syndrome. It is a compression of the lumbar nerves in the spinal cord( nerve roots from the spinal cord). Are you experiencing any other symptoms? A worsening of back or leg pain or both? Increasing or spreading numbness? Saddle area or buttock /genital area numbness? If you are, along with the hesitancy in urination or having similar problems with your bowels, you may need to be seen by your surgeon or physiatrist/PM doc right away.
I hope it's not CES, it's not a pleasant thing to deal with, but if you are experiencing any of those other symptoms I mentioned, please contact your doctor right away, and that means this weekend.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.