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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bladder Numbness

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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.

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.

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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

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.

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Hello. I have pain in my right testicle ongoing--loss of semen (low volume) bladder numbness--SONO clean/Micitition study no impressive/not cancer/?

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 a 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.

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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?

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?

Being nervous: Will not change the outcome in any way. It's best to go to this visit with positive attitude and listen carefully to what the doctor tells you, which will be based on a thorough history and physical examination. Speculation breeds anxiety.

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21-Female Tailbone pain for about 1.5 mths. No injury remembered. X-ray done and spine curvature found. No numbness/bladder problems. Sacral chordoma?

21-Female 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.

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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

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: 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.

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Neurogenic bladder, Migraines, L5 numbness, cognitive issues, & frontal lobe lesion. Doc said possible MS. Could it be something less scary? Like what?

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!!!

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I have osteoarthritis but having following symptoms, fatigue tremors swallowing, patchy numbness, bladder issues too, depression, dizziness,

I have osteoarthritis but having following symptoms, fatigue tremors swallowing, patchy numbness, bladder issues too, depression, dizziness,

Go see an Internist: And get checked for multiple sclerosis, thyroid/ autoimmune condition, circulation problem, parkinson's etc. Eat more fruits and veggies, drink more water & get enough rest. Stay active. Hopefully you'll feel better soon! Bless you:).

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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.??

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.

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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?

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..

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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?

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.

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30yr fit male. My leg will often go completely numb when constipated combined with a feeling of inability to to empty bladder when doing a bowel movement. Is this normal? What could be the problem?

30yr fit male. My leg will often go completely numb when constipated combined with a feeling of inability to 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 an md for evaluation.

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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.

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What is the cause of fhand numbness?

What is the cause of fhand numbness?

Several causes.: Hand numbness is usually related to a problem with the nerves. There can be a pinch on the nerve in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or a pinch on the nerves as they come down into the arm from the neck (radiculopathy). Discuss your symptoms with your doctor.

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What causes a low functioning bladder?

What causes a low functioning bladder?

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.

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