Question about cauda equina syndrome caused by spinal nodule/tumor on cauda equina nerve roots - possible metastasis with severe increasing symptoms?

Don't delay. Cauda equina syndrome is the loss of sensation or strength in the legs, along with loss of bowel and bladder control. It can be caused by tumor masses compressing nerve roots emanating from the lower part of the spinal cord. It is a medical emergency that may require surgery or radiation to prevent a permanent loss of function. .

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Spinal cord injured and had cauda equina syndrome, and I did surgery. Will it effect on person sex life because I have very less desire of having sex?

It depends. Loss of desire or libido can occur after this type of injury if someone has chronic pain or sexual dysfunction which commonly occurs with spinal cord and cauda equina injuries. Read more...
Yes. The cauda equina affects nerves that go to the bladder, rectum and penis. Therefore, injury to the cauda equina can result in urinary symptoms, bowel problems, and erectile dysfunction. Also, medications used to treat pain may also cause low testosterone and decreased libido or sex drive. Dr. Neil baum www.Neilbaum.Com. Read more...

Does the entire bundle of nerve roots need to be compressed for it to be cauda equina syndrome or can a person have same symptoms with one nerve?

Usually not. Typically the diagnosis of caudal equina syndrome is made when multiple nerves going to the pelvic and leg regions are pinched/compressed. If only one nerve is pinched the diagnostic term used is different. Read more...

I have sciatica symptoms doctor ignoring cause hypochondriasis not taking me serious. I will get paralysed from cauda equina syndrome right? Pls help!

Sciatica. Sciatica in 20 year olds is rarely due to a central cord lesion it is usually due to a disc pushing on the nerve root at the neural foramen. It is unlikely that sciatica will progress to cauda equina syndrome. If your symptoms are significant then see a back specialist, and they can examine you and determine an appropriate treatment plan. Most episodes of sciatica resolve on their own in a month. Read more...

Is cauda equina syndrome caused by epiderual?

Rarely. Cauda equina syndrome occurs with severe compression (pressure) on the nerves in the low back. People have trouble emptying the bladder, numbness in the private area; they may also have leg pain (usually both sides), numbness, tingling, weakness. For an epidural injection to do this, a large volume of liquid would have to be injected; if the nerve channel was already very narrow it could happen. Read more...