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is groin and buttocks numbness a symptom of cauda equina syndrome

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sciatica: Sciatica in 20 year olds is rarely due to a central cord lesion it is usually due to a disc pushing on the nerve root at the neural foramen. It is unl ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Doubtful: These injections are usually a combination of cortisone and local anesthetic ( Lidocaine, novocaine, marcaine, etc.)-no: these mediciations should pro ... Read More
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Because the spinal cord ends at bout vertebral level L1 (range T12-L3) and epidural injection is performed at L4, the risks of the injection does not ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Fero
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Don't delay: Cauda equina syndrome is the loss of sensation or strength in the legs, along with loss of bowel and bladder control. It can be caused by tumor masses ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Many: The nerve compression can be initially intermittent such as neurogenic claudication, with weakness, and numbness on exercise or walking. Later, perha ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Frankel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Saddle anesthesia: Cauda equine syndrome is caused by compression of nerves arising from the end of the spinal cord. Symptoms can include pain, weakness and numbness in ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dysmenorrhea: Endometriosis its a condition that can give you pelvic or back pain, however if this is something new or a new symptoms that you did not have before, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Neurosurg emergency: This a neurosurgery emergency found in people who have severe compression of the lower spinal canal sac of nerves. They usually come on very quickly ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thiru Annaswamy
28 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually not: Typically the diagnosis of caudal equina syndrome is made when multiple nerves going to the pelvic and leg regions are pinched/compressed. If only one ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not an option: If you have a true cauda equina syndrome, it is a surgically emergency as progression or prolonged compression of the nerves can lead to permanent par ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Lower nerves: Syndrome due to dysfunction of the nerve roots emanating from the bottom of the spinal cord. May consist of lower extremity weakness, sensation change ... Read More
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