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Old 01-21-2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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Monkey again, need advice?

Hey gang, i have a possible question. I have had almost every test there is known well not all really, but i have been struggling with back issue, stomach ect. Since i was switched back to my prior pain med my stomach is doing very well, but meanwhile they are trying to figure out why my back is so bad/leg problems. One thing i haven't mentioned because i have waited for colonoscopy results wich came back normal this is what i deal with and wondering if anyone has any ideas. When i go to the bathroom no matter how long i'm on the pot my leg on the bad side goes very numb and stays that way throughout the day, is this a nerve, my bowels ect.? If it is a nerve why can't they find it, or if it's something to do with my bowels why can't they find it? I am bringing this up soon with all the dr.s and see what i get, meanwhile maybe someone here can give me some insight?
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:02 PM   #2
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Re: Monkey again, need advice?

Monkey,
I know if I sit too long that my feet/toes get numb due to my spine problems of degenerated discs/bulging discs. The nerve gets irritated and it takes days to get back to it's normal numbness. Maybe the sitting position and/or straining puts too much pressure on a nerve either directly in your leg, or referred pain from your back and causes irritation and numbness. It takes diagnostic tests to find out which nerve is causing a problem and then it's usually only a guess until a compressed nerve can be seen on films. I hope that helps.

 
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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Re: Monkey again, need advice?

tape, thanks thats what i was thinking but like i said in another post somewhere i never told dr.s about this because of the GI appt. Well i have a call in to the Nurse at Neurologists office and they are gonna get back with me so i hope they can figure it out soon Take care!
Love, Monkey
P.S your support helps greatly i just wish there was magic tests to figure it out as over about 2 and years time i have had two MRI but without contrast ugh

 
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