A 28-year-old female asked:
I'm very worried about cauda equina syndrome. i had some numbness in my private areas. i was examined in the hospital for muscle strenght and everything was good. i'm 29 weeks pregnant. i had a dre exam done also. should i be worried?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Neurology 52 years experience
Am confused as to why you raise concerns regarding a relatively uncommon syndrome. Nothing in your description suggests a problem within the lumbosacral cistern. Suspect the numbness is a local compressive phenomenon associated with your pregnancy.
Suggest discussing your concerns with your obstetrician for reassurance. Hope all goes well with remainder of your pregnancy.
Reviewed Apr 04, 2021
Last updated Apr 4, 2021
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