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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. ...Read more

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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Have lower back pain & some bladder pain yet I have no UTI symptoms so I'm not sure what could be going on. Any thoughts? Should I see dr or wait?

See Dr: Whilst unusual, it is still possible to have a urinary tract infection with minimal symptoms. The lower back pain could also be referred pain from your lumbar spine, a common symptom of a pinched or irritated nerve. You need to see your doctor sooner for an examination as well as a Urine dipstick test to rule out an early urinary tract infection which can develop complications if left untreated. ...Read more

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Dark urine bladder pain and back pain does it mean that I have an std?

Dark urine bladder pain and back pain does it mean that I have an std?

Likely not.: It could just be ordinary bladder and kidney infection. Std presents usually with penile discharge, bumps or blisters. See your dr for reassurance. Best wishes! http://std-gov.Org/. ...Read more

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3 weeks after lap. To remove ovary urine retention, bladder pain, back pain, negative ua any ideas?

3 weeks after lap. To remove ovary urine retention, bladder pain, back pain, negative ua any ideas?

Warrants a check-up: There are a number of things that can cause this. Some of the more serious ones include a deep surgical infection or adhesions. I would suggest seeing your surgeon to make sure it is nothing that requires treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I'm 28 years old female I have been diagnosed for about 8 years with IC I have severe bladder pain severe upper back pain severe bloating?

Hi doctor I'm 28 years old female I have been diagnosed for about 8 years with IC I have severe bladder pain severe upper back pain severe bloating?

Consult Urologist: We can not advice you without more information as to how long you have this condition and what treatment you have received and response to treatment etc and what tests if any have been done . I suggest you consult a urologist as soon as possible ...Read more

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Can compression of nerves in the thoracic spine cause bowel incontinence and moderate back pain?

Can compression of nerves in the thoracic spine cause bowel incontinence and moderate back pain?

Yes and No: Compression of the spinal cord in the thoracic spine can cause bowel incontinence and is a medical emergency. Compressed nerves will not cause incontinence but can result in back pain or pain traveling into the ribs, abdomen or upper leg. Bowel incontinence is the most concerning symptom. Go see you doc. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause harsh lower back pain that runs down the left bum & leg , bladder pain, femoral pain and fever?

Polyradiculopathy : A pinched nerve in the low back can commonly cause back pain as well as pain in the lower extremity ("bum", leg, femur, etc.). If the femoral pain is in the front of the thigh, it is likely multiple nerves are irritated at the same time. "bladder pain" and fever may be due to a separate entity such as a uti. However, spinal cord infection & cauda equina syndrome must be ruled out->an emergency. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more