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A 52-year-old female asked:

Which dr. for a disc ballooning out to side, part in spl canal, now low abdomen numb. touch causes strong tingling down legs, bladprob?9wks not betr?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Emergency Room: Back pain, tingling, bladder problems is a sign of cord compression. Best to call 911 to go to the Emergency Room for immediate imaging of your back. Good luck
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Dr. Howard Swidler
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Could be serious: Your symptoms sound like a result of a herniated disk that is causing actual dysfunction of some nerves, If so, the situation should be addressed quickly as some changes may become permanent if left untreated. You need a spine specialist to guide you. Depending on your community, this will be either be an orthopedist or neurosurgeon.
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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Spinal disc problems: The biggest concern here is a bladder problem. If you mean a loss of control of the bladder hopefully your MRI was reviewed by a spinal specialist. It sounds like you have a disc problem in the upper part of the lower back or lower part of the mid back.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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