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What does my MRI scan report indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: Ive had bladder problems for around ayear or so. at the same time my back, pelvis crest rt leg and foot has become weak and numb with tingling. I did fall a couple years ago that hurt like I had never felt before. I had a MRI last week and it says several things. 1 conus L1 L2 disc protrusion annular fissure midlly effacing ventral thecal sac 3 diffused bulging disc and several cyst at rhe S1
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Urodynamic studies and the MRI suggest damages to the spinal nerves!!

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the consultation at my virtual clinic!
I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I will take care all of your medical concerns today and will put my best efforts to get you out of this situation.


Urodynamic studies and your MRI report suggest there are damages to the spinal nerves and due to that there is loss of function and control of the detrusor muscles and bladder neck on micturition reflex.

It is all due to the issues like cysts and problems with intervertebral discs at multiple sites in the spinal cord. The spinal nerves coming out from the vertebral foramina get irritated and there are issues with the areas of supply by these nerves. That's why you are having problems not only with bladder, but also the legs, back and foot. This is a cascade of symptoms having the same cause.

A combined and multidisciplinary approach by the Urologist, Neurologist and an Orthopedist will be the best option for you to see how can we proceed for the best results for you.


Hope I answered all of your questions. Let me know if you have further clinical concerns or doubts. I will be more than happy to get back to you with expert opinion. Please don't forget to give Five Star rating to help me assist my patients in a better way; and, please don't forget to 'Close This Discussion'.
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What does my MRI scan report indicate?

Brief Answer: Urodynamic studies and the MRI suggest damages to the spinal nerves!! Detailed Answer: Thanks for the consultation at my virtual clinic! I have carefully worked through your case, and can well realize your health worries. Being your physician, I will take care all of your medical concerns today and will put my best efforts to get you out of this situation. Urodynamic studies and your MRI report suggest there are damages to the spinal nerves and due to that there is loss of function and control of the detrusor muscles and bladder neck on micturition reflex. It is all due to the issues like cysts and problems with intervertebral discs at multiple sites in the spinal cord. The spinal nerves coming out from the vertebral foramina get irritated and there are issues with the areas of supply by these nerves. That's why you are having problems not only with bladder, but also the legs, back and foot. This is a cascade of symptoms having the same cause. A combined and multidisciplinary approach by the Urologist, Neurologist and an Orthopedist will be the best option for you to see how can we proceed for the best results for you. Hope I answered all of your questions. Let me know if you have further clinical concerns or doubts. I will be more than happy to get back to you with expert opinion. Please don't forget to give Five Star rating to help me assist my patients in a better way; and, please don't forget to 'Close This Discussion'. For any disease you have, a timely follow-up is very necessary regarding the treatment efficacy and to see if there is a need to change the treatment options. So keep a follow up to see how you doing (Always write down my name in the start of your questions at this forum & I will be with you in no time). Regards! DR. XXXXXXX HANIF USA