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What causes accidental wetting at night and a sharp pain in the right groin radiating down the leg?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I accidentally wet in the middle of the night and when I woke up I had the sharpess pain in my right groin and it went all the way down my leg. This lasted for several hours.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

No need to worry!

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have reviewed this information fully. This pain is classical for sciatica.

If this is the very first time this happened, I recommend you observe only. This should be an incidental event and resolution complete with no risk of recurrence.

If this however happens again, there will be need for further evaluation.

Keep me updated. I wish you well.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care,
Dr. Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 7 hours later
about 6 months ago it happened for several nights in a row, and the pain seems to start in my groin and then go down my leg. not in my butt?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

You need to get examined.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I will love imaging studies of the pelvis. This will allow us to visualize the bony structures.

Also, you need a complete clinical exam to establish the exact nature and possible causes of this pain.

A visit to your primary care doctor would be advised seen that this pain has been hanging around for about six months with multiple episodes.

I wish you well.

Hope my answer is helpful.

Take care,
Dr. Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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