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I had an MRI 10 days after noticing leaking of urine and strange feelings in the rectum that showed a mild central disc extrusion at L5-S1 without spinal cord compression. I have incontinence and numbness in the groin/genital area. What is this?

I had an MRI 10 days after noticing leaking of urine  and strange feelings in the rectum that showed a mild central disc extrusion at L5-S1 without spinal cord compression. I have incontinence and numbness in the groin/genital area. What  is this?

Some directions: Young males, age 25, do NOT develop these problems from a mild disc issue at L5-S1, and you need a neurologist to evaluate you ASAP. There are many potential causes, including Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme disease, etc., and I cannot give you a direct answer so far based on above description. BUT do not delay, get this directly addressed!! ...Read more

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Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


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I had si joint fusion surgery 4weeks ago.My rectum is totally numb.I have taken pain pills for years, that is not it.How is this connected?

I had si joint fusion surgery 4weeks ago.My rectum is totally numb.I have taken pain pills for years, that is not it.How is this connected?

Likely nerve injury: It seems that nerve to the skin around anus has been damaged. This may have been unavoidable and could be a known complication of this type of surgery. It may improve with time. ...Read more

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On and off numbness on R.front of head and R.side of face. Along w/numbness and symptoms on and off on R.Side of body. What could be causing this?

On and off numbness on R.front of head and R.side of face. Along w/numbness and symptoms on and off on R.Side of body. What could be causing this?

Numbness: This is hard to answer by telemedicine without an exam, but if it has persisted for a while, I recommend you see a neurologist for a better exam and perhaps MRI. Good luck! ...Read more

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I feel slight numbness on my left face? What symptoms is that?

I feel slight numbness on my left face? What symptoms is that?

Neuropathy: Numbness on left side of face could be due to nerropathy , facial nerve palsy , stroke if persistent see your M.D. ...Read more

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Is numbness a common symptom of leprosy?

Is numbness a common symptom of leprosy?

Yes: Skin lesions are the primary external sign.[3] left untreated, leprosy can be progressive, causing permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs, and eyes. ...Read more

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Can occasional numbness in the lips be a symptom of something?

Can occasional numbness in the lips be a symptom of something?

Numb lips: Usual cause is reduced blood flow to the lips, such as exposure to cold (drinking cold beverage), aura of a migraine attack, panic attacks, low blood sugar, or allergic reaction to food such as shell fish. If persists or reoccurs, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more