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Numbness below waist, culture of sores on legs shows rare polyps. Meaning?

i was wondering.......had a culture done on some sores i had on my legs that will not heal. Results showed no bacteria but it said rare polys seen. rare indigenous skin flora et14 hours. what does this mean? im also numb from the waist down and freaking out. went to er but i do not have insurance and they would not do an mri . had xrays and bloodwork, but showed nothing. whe
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM !

You probably have trophic ulcers on legs. they occur in areas of less nerve sensation or blood supply.
Numbness below waist is likey a neuro-radiculopathy or myelopathy.
The culture shows ocassional polymorphonuclear cells, which are white blood cells. it is insignificant.
it does not look infected.

The cause should be evaluated, probably with MRI for spinal cord, spine.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck !
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