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Have s1l5 disc hern with sciatica.Now feeling slightly weak in legs with slight numbnes in legs, groin & penis.Can you get partial cauda syndrome without incontinence? Should i see doc again?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cauda Equina

Cauda equine syndrome is an emergency.
Unfortunately this requires surgery to correct. Often times the nerves are just bruised abit and the signals aren't being sent quick enough, you may need an epidural steroid injection to relieve this irritation. Either way, i would see a pain/spine specialist to evaluate your options.

In brief: Cauda Equina

Cauda equine syndrome is an emergency.
Unfortunately this requires surgery to correct. Often times the nerves are just bruised abit and the signals aren't being sent quick enough, you may need an epidural steroid injection to relieve this irritation. Either way, i would see a pain/spine specialist to evaluate your options.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

If you are having weakness and numbness you absolutely should go back to your doc and subsequently probably a specialist.
Good luck.

In brief: Yes

If you are having weakness and numbness you absolutely should go back to your doc and subsequently probably a specialist.
Good luck.
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
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Dr. Robert Milam
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Cauda equina

If you are developing numbness in the penis, it is concerning for developing cauda equina.
If you have numbness around the anus, you need to be seen emergently. Impossible to know online w/o seeing you or your mri. Any concern---go immediately to emergency room.

In brief: Cauda equina

If you are developing numbness in the penis, it is concerning for developing cauda equina.
If you have numbness around the anus, you need to be seen emergently. Impossible to know online w/o seeing you or your mri. Any concern---go immediately to emergency room.
Dr. Robert Milam
Dr. Robert Milam
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