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A 48-year-old male asked:

Successful colonoscopy 6 mo ago. 1.8 cm slip of l5-s1 pain below bellybutton but across entire lower abdomen constant sensation on tip of penis. why?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
More likely: from your spine (spinal stenosis) than your bowels! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Not related: Not likely related. The lower abdomen is supplied by nerves that exit the spine well above the L5-S1 level, so it is unlikely that your abdominal complaints are directly related to your back. Might need to seek further work up.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
May we ask...: ...what your colonoscopy showed, as well as the result of other tests that may have been performed, so we can offer an opinion?

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Last updated May 11, 2017

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