My son has been diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis. It was a very sudden onset. He was hospitalized for a total of 2 1/2 month. After returning home and continuing physical therapy he finally got the use of his legs back. However, after a year he still has trouble holding his urine. He wears diapers at bedtime and pads during the day. I recently found out that he is not able to have sex. He is a young man and I find this very important for his well being. My question is will he ever be able to control his bladder as well as penile function?
Hi , your son had transverse myelitis with recovery of motor functions after i year . Generally in 1/3 patients,full recovery occurs with 3-6 months . If it doesnt occur in 6 months then there are less chances of full recovery. So in your case ther are very less chances that he will be able to control bladder as well as penile function. Thanks
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Dear sir I have a problem called transverse myelitis Can u help me in this?? Please revert me in detail about this. I am on wheelchair now with one sacral bedsore. My affected area is d3-d7 (ie dorsal spine)
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