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Both of my big toes have been numb for months. I get random sciatica and also have incontinence of the bladder issues. Could these symptoms be related?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You should definitely see a doctor about these symptoms.

In brief: Yes

You should definitely see a doctor about these symptoms.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Traci Buxton
Hopefully, it is nothing serious, but your symptoms could be a sign of nerve damage in the lower part of your body. This can be caused by vitamin deficiencies, infections, diabetes or certain neurological conditions. Please keep your doctor's appointment and go to the ER sooner if your symptoms worsen.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
7 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

If sciatica is causing incontinence, you need this evaluated as it could suggest a more severe compression of nerves.
if this does not resolve soon, see a spine evaluation .

In brief: Possibly

If sciatica is causing incontinence, you need this evaluated as it could suggest a more severe compression of nerves.
if this does not resolve soon, see a spine evaluation .
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Suspicious

Anytime you have leg/toe numbness, bladder problems, and leg pain that deserves a workup.
There may be something going in in your spine such as a disc herniation or tumor. If you have diabetes, there may be some association. It's best to get a workup before bladder issues become permanent. Lumbar MRI would be helpful.

In brief: Suspicious

Anytime you have leg/toe numbness, bladder problems, and leg pain that deserves a workup.
There may be something going in in your spine such as a disc herniation or tumor. If you have diabetes, there may be some association. It's best to get a workup before bladder issues become permanent. Lumbar MRI would be helpful.
Dr. Kevin Teal
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Back issue

May be due to a compressed nerve in the back so see our doctor.

In brief: Back issue

May be due to a compressed nerve in the back so see our doctor.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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