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A 25-year-old male asked:

I had an mri 10 days after noticing leaking of urine and strange feelings in the rectum that showed a mild central disc extrusion at l5-s1 without spinal cord compression. i have incontinence and numbness in the groin/genital area. what is this?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Follow up. : You certainly want to follow up immediately with those symptoms. By what you are saying about your MRI lumbar, it does not sound like it is coming from there. So further testing needs to be done immediately to determine the cause and guide appropriate treatment.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Some directions: Young males, age 25, do NOT develop these problems from a mild disc issue at L5-S1, and you need a neurologist to evaluate you ASAP. There are many potential causes, including Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme disease, etc., and I cannot give you a direct answer so far based on above description. BUT do not delay, get this directly addressed!!
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