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Does the sciatic nerve go to the testicles?

Does the sciatic nerve go to the testicles?

Here are some...: Anatomically, sciatic nerve is derived from both anterior & posterior branches of spinal nerves form lumbar 1 level to sacral 3 level, distributing to mainly posterior aspect of leg, but could be interconnected with genitofemoral nerve from L1-2, so resulting in slight overlapping & leading to possible referring pain in few patients. More? Seek evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

Testicular Pain (Definition)

There are many reasons for testicular pain. Bottom line, if you have testicular pain...Pain in the testicle...You should go to the nearest er immediately to have special imaging to rule out a torsion. Testicular torsion is when the vessels to the testicle twist and the blood supply is lost. If not corrected immediately you could lose the testicle. You may experience belly ...Read more


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Can sitting a lot and a dull pain from the sciatic nerve down the buttocks and sometimes legs, and in the lower part of my testicles be related?

Can sitting a lot and a dull pain from the sciatic nerve down the buttocks and sometimes legs, and in the lower part of my testicles be related?

Yes: Nerve irritation from the lumbar spine can refer pain/numbness/tingling to the scrotum. The most common causes of nerve irritation are disc problems, narrowing of nerve canals (stenosis) and cysts. ...Read more

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Can excessive precum cause sciatic nerve pain?When I talk to my gf then my penis release precum. Now I have sciatic nerve pain and pain in testicals.

Can excessive precum cause sciatic nerve pain?When I talk to my gf then my penis release precum. Now I have sciatic nerve pain and pain in testicals.

No: Pre-ejaculate has nothing to do with sciatica. Sciatic nerve pain is usually starts in your spine. However, the nerves traveling from the penis to your spine usually come from levels s2-s4 which start in your tailbone area. If there is actual back issues going on, that might be the reason for your sciatica. If this does not resolve, speak with your doctor to evaluate the spine/sacrum areas. ...Read more

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I hurt my left sciatic nerve by injuring my back. I have had numbness in the bottom of my foot, back of my thigh but, today in my left testical. It's numb and it's uncomfortable. My left leg is numb as well. Should I be concerned?? Thank you

I hurt my left sciatic nerve by injuring my back. I have had numbness in the bottom of my foot, back of my thigh but, today in my left testical.  It's numb and it's uncomfortable. My left leg is numb as well. Should I be concerned??  Thank you

Get this evaluated: You describe involvement of the S-1 nerve root, and now it appears your symptoms are progressing. If you have a damaged disc, there may be increasing compression of nerve roots, and if this is case, you have risk of increased weakness, involvement of bladder, and perhaps trouble with urinary function. This is not a situation to delay. Contact a surgeon, and decide on therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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Testicle pain caused by nerve(urologist said). How long can I take panadeine? Will symptom repeat when I stop painkiller?

Testicle pain caused by nerve(urologist said). How long can I take panadeine? Will symptom repeat when I stop painkiller?

Urologist can check: Panadeine appears to be a foreign pain medication, similar to the tylenol+codeine in the U.S. Since it is a narcotic, the goal would be to wean off of it as soon as the pain is better. The urologist can best predict if the pain will return, and how long irritation or inflammation of the nerve might last. A neurologist can also give a helpful evaluation, if it is indeed a nerve problem. ...Read more

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What can cause sciatic nerve pain in a 16-year female?

What can cause sciatic nerve pain in a 16-year female?

See details: Congenital spinal stenosis, disc herniation, abdominal issues such as endometriosis and local trauma are possible causes. An MRI of back would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gabapentin to relieve pain caused by a sciatic nerve problem?

Is it safe to take gabapentin to relieve pain caused by a sciatic nerve problem?

Usually yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a drug used to treat nerve pain, and is helpful in relieving symptoms. Among its side effects are dizziness and drowsiness (meaning one should be careful if considering driving or operating machinery). A few people may have changes in their moods or thoughts. A little may have signs of drug allergy, such as a rash. One's doctor can help decide if Gabapentin should be used. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment available for the pain caused by the sciatic nerve in the human body? What is it?

Depends on cause: This is often a lumbar radiculopathy with compression of the nerve as it exits the spine. It often improves on its own with medication and physical therapy. However, surgical decompression is sometimes required. ...Read more

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Can your sciatic nerve cause your ankle to swell?

Can your sciatic nerve cause your ankle to swell?

Sciatic: Nerve cause just pain not swelling. Recommend you get checked some medications for it can cause swelling. ...Read more

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Can pressure on the sciatic nerve cause permanent numbness / tingling. If so, how long before it does?

Can pressure on the sciatic nerve cause permanent numbness / tingling. If so, how long before it does?

Sciatic pain: Prolonged pressure on any nerve can cause permanent damage. There is no set time — it can be different for everybody how long that would take. ...Read more

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Could sciatic nerve cause your leg and foot to swell?

Could sciatic nerve cause your leg and foot to swell?

Not likley: Sciatic nerve irritation is caused by a back problem or pressure from your thigh muscles and would not be related to swelling in your foot or leg. However, leg swelling can cause nerve type symptoms including burning pain and numbness. I recommend you see a specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a compressed sciatic nerve cause leg weakness? Specifically the hamstring?

Can a compressed sciatic nerve cause leg weakness? Specifically the hamstring?

Possibly: A compressed sciatic nerve can cause leg weakness. Often pain down the leg is due to a lumbar radiculopathy or irritation to the lumbar nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve. The distribution of pain depends on which nerve is irritated although pain in the back or leg or "hamstring" is common. See your md if this pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Could my quadratus muscle be aggravating my sciatic nerve? Had discetomy 3 months ago. Started IMS and the quadratus causes a zing down my leg

Could my quadratus muscle be aggravating my sciatic nerve? Had discetomy 3 months ago. Started IMS and the quadratus causes a zing down my leg

Possibly: Possibly, though it would seem a little more likely that if you recently had back surgery for a herniated disc/ sciatica and now have recurrent sciatica, that it would be related to the surgical area. I would certainly let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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What can cause sciatic nerve pain during sex?

Nerve traction: Anything that tugs/pulls the irritated sciatic nerve, or makes a bulging lumbar spine disk bulge out more on to the nerve roots. ...Read more

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I broke my tailbone and lower back; could this cause sciatic nerve damage?

I broke my tailbone and lower back; could this cause sciatic nerve damage?

Possibly: If you use the term sciatic nerve to mean nerve root damage, it depends upon the type of fracture. Sciatic nerve damage would depend upon the location of the fracture as well. You doctor can tell based upon your symptoms, exam, and the images. ...Read more

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Can lying in bed for 13-16 hours a day cause sciatic nerve compression spine MRI clear?

Can lying in bed for 13-16 hours a day cause sciatic nerve compression spine MRI clear?

Not the cause: Usually bed rest helps relieve some sciatic symptoms, and hard to conceive how it could cause such issues. On the other hand, piriformis syndrome can compress the nerve in the buttock (peripheral sciatica), and sacro-iliac issues might be considered. Best bet for diagnosis and help is an experienced osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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Just found out I have a sciatic nerve problem. My leg and foot are swollen is that a cause of it?

Just found out I hav: Sometimes, but sually there is a compression of the veins in the affected limb that can cause the swelling, to be safe ask for venous ultrasound to make sure no blood clots; otherwise talk to the doctor who diagnosed you with the sciatica, he would be able to tell you better after examining you. ...Read more

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Is it possible that sciatic nerve cause the same pain in my hand that it cause on my butt and leg?

Is it possible that sciatic nerve cause the same pain in my hand that it cause on my butt and leg?

No: The sciatic nerve provides sensation and strength to the leg, not to the hand. It would be impossible for the sciatic nerve to affect your hand. Your hand pain is due to something else. ...Read more

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I am in a lot of pain from a pinched sciatic nerve caused by piriformis syndrome. Have had a steroid injection already not much help. What can I do?

I am in a lot of pain from a pinched sciatic nerve caused by piriformis syndrome.  Have had a steroid injection already not much help. What can I do?

EMG,PT, botox, surg: Make sure you had quality EMG ruling out lumbosacral radiculopathy. Then physical therapy involving strengthening of the pelvic and hip region and stretching of the piriformis. Besides Ultrasound-guided glucocorticoid injections, botulin toxin injections have been used. If all the above fail, a surgery (piriformis tenotomy) can be pursued if symptoms are that persistent and debilitating. ...Read more

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Would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

Feet maybe, hands no: The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet. An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion.

The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median. ...Read more

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If my 2 cm tarlov cysts are pressing on the sciatic nerve and is the cause of my hip pain, can the MRI show proof that the cysts pressing on the nerve?

Yes.: There are two ways Tarlov Cysts can be best seen radiographically. MRI is the test of choice. But CT Myelogram can also be very helpful. The MRI can clearly show the cyst compressing one of the nerves, L5 or S1 that contributes to the Sciatic Nerve. If you are telling me that your Tarlov Cyst measures 2 cm then you must also have had an MRI. Moreover, a cyst that measures 2 cm is very large. ...Read more

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Can sciatic nerve damage cause erectile dysfunction?

Can sciatic nerve damage cause erectile dysfunction?

Not really: Many people have one or the other conditions so it makes sense that some people have both. The cause of the sciatica symptoms (like a slipped disc) might also cause ed, but more commonly sciatica symptoms are related to the piriformis muscle os would not cause ed. Possible some medications to treat sciatica can cause ed, or there's another issue and pain that seems to be sciatica has another cause. ...Read more

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Can piriformis syndrome cause muscle twitches in leg? If it's bothering the sciatic nerve or nerve?

Can piriformis syndrome cause muscle twitches in leg? If it's bothering the sciatic nerve or nerve?

Not seen that but...: I am not aware of leg twitches as being part of the complaints seen in patients with true piriformis syndrome. Pain, numbness, tingling, difficulties with ambulaton are the predominant symptoms reported as well as weakness in the leg. In women pain on sexual relations can also be seen. However, I've seen leg muscle spasms so I could believe twitches if you've been correclty diagnosed. ...Read more

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Could my slipped disc (l3&4) be the cause of sciatic nerve pain? Would seeing a chiropractor help? I'm trying to avoid surgery as long as possible

Could my slipped disc (l3&4) be the cause of sciatic nerve pain?  Would seeing a chiropractor help? I'm trying to avoid surgery as long as possible

Sciatica: Please see your medical doctor 1st. Then you will have two opinions if you see a chiropractor next. Also, search John Sarno, MD, mind body approach to pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

A few thoughts: Any pain that runs down buttock &/or back of thigh is often labeled 'sciatic' pain. Truth is, there are many posses. Causes. The sciatic nerve or one of its branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm (COMMON in pregnancy). Many other causes such as referred pain from SI ligament injury, too. In pregnancy, ligaments stretch more easily leading to pain. ...Read more

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Am being treated for bulging disc pressing on sciatic nerve pain shoots back to front then down inner thigh to knee can this cause rash on inner thigh?

Unusual: It would be unusual for a disk to create a sciatic nerve neuropathy, but more of a root problem, which seems to correlate to your symptoms more. However, a rash would be unusual to be caused by such a nerve problem. Please see your physician to be sure it is assessed and evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing excruciating chronic sciatic nerve pain due to a pinched sciatic nerve caused by a herniated disc. Are there any non-narcotic prescription meds that would be effective with this pain?

Natural pain methods: Some things that help for irritated nerve pain naturally are:

Magnesium malate or glycinate 1000 mg- This is a natural muscle relaxer. Work your way up to 1000 mg. If loose stool, reduce dosing.

Omega fish oil- I like combinations of omega 3 and omega 7 for their anti-inflammatory effects. Up to 5000 mg.

Vitamin D- If levels are low, can help with back pain.

Good Luck ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


Testicle Pain (Definition)

Testicular pain can be acute or chronic, and is perceived as pain emanating from the scrotum. Sudden, sharp pain is often referred to as an acute scrotum, and requires quick evaluation to rule out testicular torsion. Trauma and infections can present similarly. Chronic orchalgia is usually a dull ache, and is often difficult ...Read more