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need doctor's help! will lower back pain cause an incease in the frequency of urination?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
It is possible that : A disc herniation is leading to a cauda equina syndrome which occurs in 1% of disc herniations leading to a severe compression of the nerves leading to bladder control issues with the urine being retained ; it overflowing intermittently mimicing frequency and leading to back pain or it could be a urinary tract infection causing both symptoms so see a doctor or go to er immediately for evaluation.

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Last updated Nov 20, 2013

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