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Cell Phone like buzzing in bottom. Seems to be at the end

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Cell Phone like buzzing in bottom. Seems to be at the end of my tailbone. No other pain or symptoms. Had MRI about a year ago showing no signs of MS or anything like that. Was told, however I have Congenital Spinal Stenosis.  Hoping it is just from that.

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. German replied 1 year ago.
Welcome and thanks for your question , this sensation you are experiencing the cell phone buzzing in your tailbone is called paresthesia.

There are multiple conditions that can produce this type of symptoms besides Multiple Sclerosis like the presence of a pinched or compressed lower nerve root , a lower back herniated disc , hormonal problems ( like diabetes or thyroid gland disorders ), vitamin B 12 deficiency , irregular calcium,potassium or sodium blood levels,medications, previous nerve injury or decreased blood flow ,specially if there is atherosclerosis ( in which the blood vessel wall becomes hardened , thickened and obstructed by fat deposits ) .

You should consult an Internal Medicine Specialist to evaluate you , he/she will need to perform some additional tests including : urine tests , electrolyte blood levels ,vitamin B 12 levels , nerve conduction tests , thyroid blood levels , glucose blood levels and /or cholesterol and triglyceride blood levels .

With these tests , your doctor will be able to determine what specific condition is producing your symptoms so you can receive an appropriate treatment .

The treatment will vary according to what condition is involved , if your thyroid hormones are low , you will receive thyroid hormone supplementation , if there is a vitamin B 12 deficit , you will need to take vitamin B 12 supplements , if there is a pinched nerve , anti-inflammatories will be prescribed and surgery if that does not work or if you have diabetes ( losing weight ,a proper diet , medications or insulin are used ).


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Is it possible to be caused by my spinal stenosis?


 

Expert:  Dr. German replied 1 year ago.
Yes , it could be caused by spinal stenosis ( in spinal stenosis there is a narrow intervertebral disc space , as consequence , the spinal nerve that travels through that space ,becomes pinched or compressed , producing different symptoms like numbness ,tingling ,pain or buzzing sensation ).





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