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Back and shoulder pain and urinary inconsistence problem. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had a bad fall 3 weeks ago, i have some trouble peeing, its in short burtsts, and also havent had a bowel movement its been 3 weeks now, and ive takeing clear lax and still nothing, exray just showed digebartative disck scheduled for MRI colud this all be related
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
Doctor :   It all depends on the place where you got injured ? Is it in perineum or low back ?
Doctor :   Do you follow ?
User :   these symtoms are for my husband not myself im woried the fall he took has something to do with it/ they said ex-rays werent that bad just some digenerative dicsk something? but he ha seriuos back payne, has to set to pee even when he has to real bad it comes in spirt and takes for ever, and hasnt had a bowel movement since. now being 3 weeks and is taken clear lax a poerful laxative for 5 days a still nothing, are the number 1 and two related to the fall?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   , I too am concerned with the symptoms of your husband, But i need to explain to you that does he have Urinary incontinence ?
User :   he had pain all over first week upper lower shoulders etc, but mainly lower now, did and does some numbnus in crotch/leg area gets painful spasms evey now and then, but exrays were good except some degenerative disk sighns, or thats what ther. said. but to answer your question pin is lower back
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   If his bladder leaks it is called incontinence, does he have it ?
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   not sure/ he seen his doctor she just sent him in for exrays, and then an MRI scheduled today,
Doctor :   Ok, The MRI is the confirmatory test, after the MRI we can see if any Nerves were damged or affected leading to Bladder or Rectum.
Doctor :   You need to consult a Urologist for Urinary incontinence or If there is A problem with bowel movements you have to consult a Proctologist.
Doctor :   I feel the degenerative disc is different thing , not related to the bowel movements & Bladder. But the injury could have cause the problems.
Doctor :   Degeneration is not caused by Physical Injury.
User :   thank you so the Mri can tell us something the xray did not? he's is to much pain they said for digenerative disck. or can that cause pain/ enough that he has trouble straightening up especially in the morning
Doctor :   Please go ahead and MRI will surely help.
Doctor :   I am really concerned and please let me know what had happened after the MRI Scan.
Doctor :   What is the age of your husband ?
User :   47
Doctor :   Ok, Do you want to ask anything else ?
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me .
Doctor :   Take care, Bye for now.
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