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Diffuse posterior bulging disc L4-L5

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Could this bulging disc be pressing on my bladder causing incontinence when coughing, sneezing, laughing. Marked loss of normal disc signal intensity is identified from the L5-S1 disc space level. Also have C3-C4, C4-C5 C5-C6 And C6-C7 demonstrate diffuse herniated nucleus pulposes deforming the thecal sac and spinal cord diffusely. I had bladder lifting done, unsuccessful, do i go for further bladder surgery or are the discs causing my discomfort.


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replied March 4th, 2010
Extremely eHealthy
hi
what kind of dr have you seen? who ordered that test. what test was it. yes discs can cause incontinence. it is considered a medical emergency and you need to go to the emergency room. immediate attention by an expert is needed to prevent it from being permanent nerve damage.
there is only a one day window of time to act before this can become permanent damage.....hope they fix it quickly....pete
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replied March 4th, 2010
Extremely eHealthy
fran may very well be correct but it would make sense to repeat mri of lumbar so you can at least know whats going on there....when i had cauda equina caughing and movement changes caused bladder problems. i would especially get trouble when i stood up.......pete
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replied March 4th, 2010
Herniated discs
Have seen neurologist, chiro for years now, had the bladder lifted . MRI was done . no need to run to an ER. I don't want to have bladder relifted or whatever other procedure they do some type of a sling with a mesh if the problem is the disc. I haven't seen a spinal surgeon nor an orthopedic yet. I'm thinking that if the discs are the problem and i go for further bladder surgery then what its back to square one.The GYN wasn't successful at least i didn't come out with a missing limb LOL. 6 hours of surgery. imagine that. keep in touch guys
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replied March 4th, 2010
Extremely eHealthy
hi again
its just that i noticed in your first post that there wasnt a lot of info recorded concerning the L5/S1 disc space. we dont know whats going on there so it would be good to know. the spine specialist will advise you as to what steps to take to find the problem. at the very least you will have a base line that any future scans can be compared to.
anyway it must be soooo frustrating to be experiencing this trouble. when i had the trouble the only
activity i felt comfortable doing was swimming...lol

pete
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