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CT scan showed disc herniation, bulging, impinging on thecal sac with frequent urge to urinate and pass bowels. Are the related?

I have been diagnosed my CT as having disk herniation at T7-8 bulging to the left and impinging on the theca sack, i also have a central herniation T8-9 of the thoracic spine , This has been undiagnosed for 4 months. During this time i have found an increased in urgency to urinate and make bowl movements - could this be related to my back condition? Also normally hernias would have healed by now - whats the likely hood of further damage due to miss diagnosis? Have just completed an MRI but am awaiting results
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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Yes. the nerve root compression caused by the bulging discs can cause bladder incontinence and decreased muscle strength in the legs.
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Answered: Thu, 27 Mar 2014
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