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A 28-year-old male asked:

Have bulging disc with minor impingement on l5 and s1 nerve. can that cause sensory numbness on penis shaft? sensation in head intact however.

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 22 years experience
No : To my knowledge, the sensory supply to the penile shaft is via pudendal nerve branches which originate from the S2-S4 levels. A minor L5-S1 nerve compression would not cause this symptom.
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