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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?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 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.
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