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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Does a slipped disc cause pain and numbness in the penis and scrotum?

Hello doc. I am 26 year old guy, I have detected with L5S1 slip disc, there is a pain in my groin and numbness in penis and scrotum, I am a bit worried about it, i want your consultation whether this is one of the symptoms of slip disc, and how this will get cured.? Please advice me Thanks
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
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Slip disc at L5 S! will not cause severe numbness in the penis and scrotum. I suggest you get it checked by a neurologist and evaluate the nerve root compression. If severe compression surgery can solve your problem.

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