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Old 07-07-2003, 02:26 PM   #1
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Hello To All;
I had an MRI done last week and I called my doctor's office and it was a mild nerve root impingement. That pain has been unbearable and I have started to lose track of my bodily functions. I seem to be getting worse by the day.

Can anyone here explain this one to me?

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Snowfrog
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Old 07-07-2003, 03:23 PM   #2
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Hi Snowfrog. If you are having problems with bowel/bladder, call your doc ASAP. This may require immediate surgery. Don't mean to scare you, but I've read this everywhere and my doc's always warned me of this so... Let us know how you make out. ~Daubie
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Old 07-07-2003, 04:14 PM   #3
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[quote]Originally posted by snowfrog:
[b]Hello To All;
I had an MRI done last week and I called my doctor's office and it was a mild nerve root impingement. That pain has been unbearable and I have started to lose track of my bodily functions. I seem to be getting worse by the day.

Can anyone here explain this one to me?

Thanks,
Snowfrog[/b][/quote]

Snowfrog,Sorry to hear this is going on it sure doesn't sound good to me,by saying you are losing track of bodily functions, do you mean losing control of your bladder and bowels?? If this is so have you told your Dr. this ,if not you need to right away or seek out ER treatment, from everything I have read or been told by the Drs this is not a good sign and requires immediate treatment!!Don't want to alarm you but don't neglect this condition!! Please keep us posted to how you are doing and by all means take care of yourself.
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Old 07-07-2003, 04:18 PM   #4
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Sorry my friend, that's what my docs told me. Should bladder or bowel functions be affected, get to them if possible ASAP, if not, go to an ER.

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