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Causes Of Bladder Numbness
Likely causes for severe middle back pain that's neg. On scans and not responsive to PT, TENS, or injections? Also, leg numbness and bladder problems.
Varies: Presumably you have had a negative MRI of the thoracic spine, which is good at ruling out major structural causes there. Other possibilities include vascular causes, non spinal neurological conditions, and involvement of other areas of the central nervous system. Consider seeing a neurologist if you have not seen one. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Numbness in legs after pre sacral abscess 6 years ago. Bladder disfunction. Could abscess cause spine damage. Do have sore lower back too.
I'm a 35 yr old female I have had almost 40 surgeries I got numbness and can't control bladder and pain allaround back to front numness mostly on left side
Talk to MD: Without all the information it is difficult to really give you suggestions on what the problem is. I would suggest a long discussion with your primary care physician about your symptoms. ...Read more
Cat scans and mris and xrays have came back normal but my neck and back still shoot with pain and I have numbness in my body and lose of bladder cont?
Neurology Evaluation: Do you hyperventilate? Breath into a paper bag to slow down your breathing. ...Read more
Hello. I have pain in my right testicle ongoing--loss of semen (low volume) bladder numbness--SONO clean/Micitition study no impressive/not cancer/?
Urology : You need an urology consult. The pain could be from a varicocele, hydrocele, orchitis, or it may be referred pain possibly from an indirect hernia. Urinalysis and kidney function evaluation seem like reasonable next steps but a physical exam by a knowledgeable Urologist seems like the best move. ...Read more
I see an MS doc on Thursday. In the meantime, I'm nervous. Neurogenic bladder, L5 numbness, migraines, fatigue, memory trouble. How likely is MS?
Tailbone pain for about 1.5 mths. No injury remembered. X-ray done and spine curvature found. No numbness/bladder problems. Sacral chordoma?
Varies : Are you saying you do have a sacral chording? If so, that is your answer. A much more common cause is known as coccydynia, which literally means pain from the tailbone. I would not hesitate to be seen. An exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
Numbness in hands, feet with odd sensations of pain and feel extremely cold I have had numerous symptoms starting with my bladder and needing to constantly urinate. This started on august those symptoms have somewhat subsided and now I have numbness in ha
This is a very concerning state. First, have you changed or started any medications lateley? Have you had any other symptoms, like fevers, chills, having the light bother your eyes, or a stiff neck? It sounds like either myelopathy (spinal cord dysfunction), a mild meningitis (inflammation or infection of the covering of the nervous system), or neuropathy (nerve dysfunction) and you should probably have an MRI of your cervical spine (the spine in your neck) and brain. If those are normal, you should have a very thorough evaluation by your neurologist, as there are a number of conditions that can cause those symptoms. This is not a condition I would move slowly on.
Best of luck, I would also (given the serious nature of your symptoms) consider looking into seeing a neurologist or neurosurgeon at a major teaching hospital in a major city to make sure you get the most advanced care available. ...Read more
Neurogenic bladder, Migraines, L5 numbness, cognitive issues, & frontal lobe lesion. Doc said possible MS. Could it be something less scary? Like what?
Advice: Have your doctor get neurologist involved, and track down etiology of your numerous issues. Hard to confirm whether you do or do not have MS or any other condition based on the information provided. Do not waste time with worry: Get answers and start to treat. MS is a treatable and controllable condition in 2015!!! ...Read more
I have osteoarthritis but having following symptoms, fatigue tremors swallowing, patchy numbness, bladder issues too, depression, dizziness,
Pain: lower back, thigh, one leg. Behind knee. Inner thigh. Tingling & numbness in foot. Lost control on my bladder once 2day. No sleep bc of pain.??
Sounds serious...: When a person loses control of the bladder, but was fine before... that's a problem. When combined with neurological symptoms in the legs or lower back, it becomes an emergency. In such a situation, one should get an immediate evaluation to see if there is something pressing on the spinal cord, which could lead to permanent paralysis. The Emergency Room doctor can ask the Neurologist to help. ...Read more
C3,C4 bulging disc. New numbness in hands, bladder leakage, bad pain at base of head that goes into shoulder. No mri in over a year, should I go to er?
Yes: Problem at the cervical spine can lead to serious problem. Get to the ER ASAP. ...Read more
I have sciatica, bladder incontinence and urge issues, and my two big toes have been numb for months. Any ideas on what these 3together could mean?
Pinched nerve, back:
With the above symptoms, I suspect you may have some pinched nerve in your low back regions... Some people have much pain and others not so much. With symptoms ongoing for months, I suggest seeing a doc for eval, as leaving things too long u may not be able to reverse the neuropathy (numbness in your toes).
Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Both of my big toes have been numb for months. I get random sciatica and also have incontinence of the bladder issues. Could these symptoms be related?
Yes: You should definitely see a doctor about these symptoms. ...Read more
Tingle/numb feeling on the right side of abdomen slightly above my belly button but on the right side. Could it be from my bladder infection or?
Not likely: This would be a very unusual manifestation of cystitis. You should see your pcp and discuss this and be examined. Good luck and hope this works out to your satisfaction. ...Read more
30yr fit male. My leg will often go completely numb when constipated combined with a feeling of inability to empty bladder when doing a bowel movement. Is this normal? What could be the problem?
See answer: Constipation related to any cause is commonly associated with difficulty urination (hesitancy, poor stream, difficulty emptying, etc) especially in older men with an enlarged prostate. Numbness in leg(s) though is not common and suggests a possible underlying neurological problem (which itself can cause voiding and bowel problems) and I would recommend you see a md for evaluation. ...Read more
My bladder feels numb. Cant feel when have to pee. Only slight pressure and burning in my upper stomach. Possible uti? I am awaiting urine test result
Lower back pain & exhaustion numb breast but can still feel my areola & nipples off &on bloating constipation and my side hurts like its on my bladder?
Lotsa possibilities: Your varied symptoms are not the easiest to pinpoint a diagnosis for, so it would be wise to see a doctor. Low back pain in the young can be muscle spasm or disc disease and possibly a bladder issue or severe constipation so a thorough eval by your doctor is in order. The numbness is not clear as that usually implies a nerve is pinched. The GI symptoms definitely require more detail to evaluate. ...Read more
Muscle or nerve...: Problems. The bladder's purpose is to store urine then empty fully. If the muscle is unable to accommodate urine or squeeze to expel it, it will function poorly. The muscles are controlled by nerves, which deliver the sense of filling, then coordinate muscle contraction. Ms, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, bladder thickening, obstruction, scarring, interstitial cystitis, can affect these systems. ...Read more
Cystitis,obstruction: Inflammation or utis cause bladder thickening. Bladder outflow obstruction, e.g. Tight, non relaxing bladder neck, prostate enlargement, urethral vaves or an urethral stricture causes all cause bladder trabeculation (enlargement of bladder muscle fibers). Also, neurogenic bladder, detrussor-sphincter dyssynergia (sphincter conractswith voiding) but should relax & bladder reflux all cause thickening. ...Read more
Nerve entrapment: Most likely, your nerve is being irritated by inflammation, or some sort of nerve root entrapment, similar to that found in the condition of "carpal tunnel syndrome." the median nerve travels through a 'tunnel' through your carpal (wrist) bones and gets irritated, often causing tingling or numbness in your thumb, pointer, middle and half of your ring finger. Get checked for cts. Good luck. ...Read more
Numbness: Numbness describes tingling or a loss o sensation. The usual culprits are a lack of blood supply or damage to nerves. Numbness can also result from local tissue injury from trauma, infection or inflammation. Without more specifics, this is difficult to answer and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Many causes: The face is inervated by the trigeminal nerve. Numbness can be due to problem with this nerve such as injury, infection, multiple sclerosis, tumor or compression of the nerve. The nerve starts at the pons in the brain stem and courses through the skull base to the face. Problems along the nerve can cause numbness. See your dr. And get an exam and possibly a mri. ...Read more
See below.: Generally, for women, bacteria from feces (particularly e. Coli) gets in contact with the urethral opening. The bacteria are then able to enter the urethra and travel the relatively short distance (compared with men) to the bladder where it can cause infection — an uti. One of the best prevention strategies besides daily hygiene is to wipe front to back, not vice versa. ...Read more