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Williamsport, PA
A 60-year-old male asked:

Burning in tip of penis that comes and goes and also in legs . neg test for stds and uti. i have lumbar spinal stenosis.could it be that?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Yes: Spinal stenosis is found on studies in 20% of the population by age 60 with symptoms ranging from none to a lot. Pain into the legs due to stenosis is due to nerve compression & this can also occur in the perineal region & over the penis due to compression of the nerves that supply that region as well. Typically it is brought on by standing & walking & relieved by sitting or bending over.

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Last updated Sep 19, 2012

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