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Bowel and urinary dysfunction?

Started by SF25 on 04/15/2012 12:20pm

I have had surgery C-3.thru C-7, degenerative disc disease. One of the symptoms was bladder dysfunction-even to the extent of having to catheterization myself. This was resolved with the surgery (1 1/2 yrs ago). I am experiencing this symptom again. I have lower back also that has been checked by Dr. and am on medication. Question: Can this urinary dysfunction be caused by lumbar problems as well as cervical?

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Hello,
Have you discussed your recent changes with your doctor? I have personally experienced bladder incontinence with lumbar issues. You can research cauda equina symptoms and see if it was you are experiencing. If you are I would definitely discuss with your doctor asap. Luckily for me mine has not progressed past minor incontinence with no bowel issues and I have no problem with retention. There may be other simple explanations for your new symptoms but worth having it investigated soon.

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