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Herniated disc between L4 and L5 causing severe spinal stenosis and noticed blood in urine. Worrisome

Hi, I recently was diagnosed with a severly herniated disc between L4 and L5 causing severe spinal stenosis and much pain, numbness and weekness in both legs. I am scheduled for surgery no the 23 of this month. However my doctor warned me that I should go to the emergency room immediately if I lose bladder function. This has not ocurren however all day I have felt vaginal pain and a strange smell of my urine and just a minute ago I saw a considerable amount of blood in my urine. Should I be running to the ER?
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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thank you.
the urinary problem you facing now is not due to herniated disk.
have you burning micturition or increased frequency. these are features of UTI.
you have to do urine analysis. take plenty of water.
Answered: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Thanks for your query
I think this is due to urinary track infection.Is there any history of Renal calculi ?this may be another cause. so do urine examination and USG abdomen.Because nerve compression will cause lose of bladder functions not bleeding .
Dr Shilpa Benade
Answered: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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