A member asked:

Lumbar mri found extruded disc@l5-s1 w/mild rt & mild/mod lt neural foraminal narrowing poss abutting non-exited nerve roots. can cause on/off diff using bathroom(pain & difficulty utilizing muscles)?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Eric Weisman answered

Specializes in Neurology

Yes: You need a bit more of an assessment.... The difficulty voiding (sphincter tone-general medical exam) constipation and medication side effects may be contributing to the problem, if I am understanding your question.

Answered 5/7/2014


Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Herniation: Lumbar disc herniation per this report can give you difficultiers with going to the BR; often it is pain / discomfort related; only when there is severe obstruction (report doesnt look too concerning...) can there be retention or incontinence if the problem worsens.... hopefully with some non-operative measures, things will improve!

Answered 2/26/2017



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