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Could spinal stenosis cause sexual dysfunction

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If severe enough to cause compression of the lumbar nerve roots (specifically l2, 3, 4) this could cause difficulty with normal arousal reflexes, incl ... Read More
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Dr. Marion Dunn
42 years experience Psychiatry
Spinal Stenosis: My apology .I am a psychiatrist and have not been privy to working with this condition. It may be hereditary or survival of an injury.
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: Yes, son all stenosis can directly or indirectly cause various forms of sexual dysfunction.

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A male asked:
Dr. Andras Perl
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Yes.
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Dr. Ravi Chauhan
21 years experience Urology
Yes: Any compromise of the spinal cord can affect the nerves responsible for erections.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: If the stenosis is severe enough, it can but it is usually one of the later neurologic symptoms.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing permanent: Activity can affect these diseases but usually for the better. Exercise helps the problems but only a little. Bulging discs are rarely symptomatic so ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
Other way around: The stenosis at L5 could cause the symptoms of hamstring pain and sexual dysfunction.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: If you have had an injury either at the level or above that which provides input to your sex organs in the spine it could therefore affect erections ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Yes: Though there are many causes of ed and many, if not most, pts with ed have a combination of physical and/or psychological factors as the basis for ed, ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Memory loss may be indicative of a brain disorder. Spinal stenosis will not cause short term memory loss.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Perhaps: Low back stenosis can be entirely silent (no symptoms). When it does cause leg symptoms, it varies in how people describe it. I have heard people com ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jian Shen
Dr. Jian Shen answered
8 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Degenerative cervical spinal stenosis takes years to develop, usually not from an event such as a fall. That being said, a person with pre-existing ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cervical stenosis: ...Hmm, only if it caused a severe sudden disc herniation or perhaps a fracture, otherwise stenosis is a process of gradual degeneration and not an ac ... Read More
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