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I'm Janne NIssinen a board certified neurologist. You are describing cauda equina syndrome which is a compression of the lower nerve rooms of the spinal cord. Have you had any spinal imaging?
You should definitely be worked up. The cause is often some sort of compression of the nerves. I can't say what exactly but it needs to be worked up, it can result in paralysis if neglected. How long have you had the symptoms? Are they getting worse? Any injuries to the back? Any history of cancer?
Ok, then yes I recommend you go to the ER. You need to be worked up to see what is going on.
That is part of the same syndrome, the nerve that control bowel and bladder function can get affected.
strange sensations in the legs can be part of it yes. I do recommend you go to the ER, it is progressing quite rapidly
It depends on what the cause is, but if there is found to be compression due to structural cause then surgery is likely. But take it one step at a time and find out what is going on first. I hope all goes well.
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