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How do lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

How do lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

Nerve impingement: If a disc herniation is severe enough, it can lead to neurologic issues because of nerve compressions. Therefore, a disc hernation can potentially lead to pain, change in bowel function, and change in bladder function - including urinary retention. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

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


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In what way can lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

In what way can lumbar disc herniations cause bladder retention?

Cauda Equina : Syndrome when a disc in the lumbar region herniates and compresses the sac of nerves known as the thecal sac or even the end of the spinal cord known as the conus with enough pressure to cause the bladder not to function usually associated with numbness in the region where you would sit on a horse's saddle-saddle anesthesia. This is a true emergency and needs immediate evaluation and surgery. ...Read more

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I have ddd and herniation at L5 s1 and this along with bulging discs overall the lumbar spine shows on MRI with urinary retention incontinence and fec?

I have ddd and herniation at L5 s1 and this along with bulging discs overall the lumbar spine shows on MRI with urinary retention incontinence and fec?

You need to go to : The nearest emergency room now to get evaluated by a neurosurgeon or orthopaedic spine surgeon to rule out what is known as a cauda equina syndrome which is a true surgical emergency if there is nerve compression in your spine leading to your symptoms. Your outcome is critically related to how soon surgery is done in relation to when your symptoms began if there is nerve compression. ...Read more

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28 year old female with spinal stenosis, 2 lumbar disc herniations and severe sciatica accompanied with conjoined lumbosacral nerve roots, need help!?

28 year old female with spinal stenosis, 2 lumbar disc herniations and severe sciatica accompanied with conjoined lumbosacral nerve roots, need help!?

Pain doc: Should be able to help. An interventional pain doc can offer you some simple, safe relief from the pain you must feel. Find a pain fellowship program near you. http://www.spinalinjection.org/?page=instructors;hhsearchterms=%22pain+and+doctor%22. ...Read more

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Is bladder retention and ruptured disc related?

Is bladder retention and ruptured disc related?

Possibly: Possibly it depends on both the acuity an the location of the herniated disc. Spinal shock can cause urinary retention in the early stages of spinal injury. Low lumbar and sacral injuries can result in long term urinary retention. ...Read more

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Is there any effective natural treatments and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?

No: You should,if not already, be seen by urologist.Have you been advised to take meds already?You are giving a diagnosis so it sounds like you already were tested.There are no herbal meds for enlarged prostate that work. Good luck ...Read more

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What can cause urinary retention in the a.M?Very difficult to urinate even w/ a full bladder, and takes several minutes 2 evacuate, no other symptoms.

What can cause urinary retention in the a.M?Very difficult to urinate even w/ a full bladder, and takes several minutes 2 evacuate, no other symptoms.

Bladder outlet issue: It is not unusual to have issues emptying your bladder when it is most full, due to overstretching. Recommend discussing this with your physician as an enlarged prostate can also play a role. There are several options to help alleviate the problem once diagnosed, depending on the factors causing it. ...Read more

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What causes bladder retention?

What causes bladder retention?

Many reasons: A lazy bladder ( atony) due to neurological cause or medicine. Also block like big prostate or narrow urethra. See urology. ...Read more

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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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