A 42-year-old male asked:
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If the genitofemoral nerve is suspected to be damaged, then can the presence of cremasteric reflex b used to sense that injury is not severe in nature?

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Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Complex: I think there are too many possibilities to give a good answer. I can say that if that works it is a good thing and if it wasn't working and is returning to function that is also a very good thing.
Answered on Jul 9, 2015
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