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What is the likelihood of recurring discitis? I'm having increased numbness in my back, pelvis and feet.
Likely: Recurrence is common. Depending on how affective treatment is will determine your options. Also the time frame for recurrence will dictate what to do. It will also depends on cause (injury vs infection). ...Read more
What could be the cause of a pain w/numbness in the left pelvic (back to front pubic) area w/ stabbing pain where torso meets thigh?
Back lesion as cause: With a pinched nerve supplying that area of the body, due to arthritis, slip disk, injury or space occupying lesions in the spine. Another common problem is meralgia paraesthetica, where a nerve to the front & side of the thigh gets trapped under a tight ligament against the iliac bone(pelvis). The symptoms you mentioned are most likely due to it. See your orthopod for proper DX and treatment. ...Read more
I fractured my pelvis when I was 16 which left numbness, tngling, and hypersensitivity resulting in pain from light touch. What is causing this?
Nerve injury: The symptoms you describe are called allodynia which means that normally non painful stimuli become painful. It is always from nerve disease or injury. Since the onset of symptoms is soon after fracture you have injured a nerve which is not likely to heal. Medications can control your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurological pain in groin/inner thigh/pelvis area, now altered sensation and numbness in same place. Possible causes?
Nerve compression: Might be due to localized nerve compression or compression in the spinal cord. Please seek medical evaluation if these symptoms persist, especially if you experience any incontinence (uncontrolled urination or defecation) as this can be a sign of a serious medical condition. ...Read more
Is pelvic traction a good option for releaving siatica pain and numbness, caused by a degenrative bulging disc (seen on MRI)?
I have pains in my pelvis close to my genital area on the left side. The pains are either, a burning sensation, numbness, or just a sharp, deep pain.
Get to a Urologist: Those problems could represent impingement of a nerve or richly-innervated structure in the groin. A urologist would be a good start to rule out bad things. While you're waiting for the appointment, you could read online how to do a male self-examination to exclude any anatomical abnormalities. Good luck, and feel better soon! ...Read more
I have constant back pains with increasing intensity & occasional numbness down my right buttocks/pelvis to my knees for a year. But my MRI was ok, y?
My boyfriend has twice experienced a numbness in his thighs to his calves, then severe back and gut pain and pain in pelvis area lasts about five minutes and then he is fine. He was sitting in a chair and this came on. In october, we had been on a car ri
This : This should be evaluated as soon as possible. The fact that he has problems on both lower extremities at the same time is highly suggestive of spinal cord involvement. Pelvic or perineal pain is suggestive of a cauda equina syndrome. That is problems around the L1 level of the spine. Collapsing while walking is a red flag in my book. The fact that he is 60 brings with is the possibility of a carcinoma with metastasis to the spine. See a doctor as soon as possible and get an MRI of the spine urgently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer