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2 weeks ago I woke up with mild right sided groin discomfort

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2 weeks ago I woke up with mild right sided groin discomfort -- has evolved to right sided labial and rectal numbness with itching and burning -- no vaginal discharge
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.S.A.Alam replied 6 years ago.
Dr.S.A Alam :

Hello, Thank you for your question,

Dr.S.A Alam :

Your age ?

Dr.S.A Alam :

Any previous medical issues ?

Customer:

66

Dr.S.A Alam :

Have you seen a doctor yet ?

Dr.S.A Alam :

Any medicine you are taking ?

Customer:

Healthy retired nurse -- have old lumbar four disc herniation, no surgery, few problems

Dr.S.A Alam :

Well, if you already have some lumbar disc problem then these symptoms should not be take lightly.

Customer:

Saw family doctor, am having MRI -- on lisinopril, metoprolol and zantac -- bp is 118/78

Dr.S.A Alam :

These can be indicative of complication of the cauda equina syndrome.

Dr.S.A Alam :

If you also have some loss of bowel and bladder control then you need to visit emergency right away .

Dr.S.A Alam :

Your questions ?

Customer:

No bowel or bladder issues -- why the itching and burning

Customer:

what else could be causing this

Dr.S.A Alam :

This occurs as the nerves are pinched by the abnormal lumbar vertebrae.

Dr.S.A Alam :

Most common symptoms are numbness and tingling in the perineal area.

Dr.S.A Alam :

Burning can also occur in nerve damage but itching is less common.

Customer:

Thank you -- am having MRI tomorrow -- really hoping this is going to be alright -- numbness is not severe

Dr.S.A Alam :

Itching can be due to some local irritation or allergy.

Dr.S.A Alam :

I hope you get well soon.

Dr.S.A Alam :

Let me know if you have more questions ?

Dr.S.A Alam :

Click ACCEPT if answer was helpful. Take good care.

Dr.S.A Alam :

Click ACCEPT to credit the assist. Thank you. You can always come back on this chat for more questions anytime. Have a nice day.

Dr.S.A Alam :

Here is a very good link that can be helpful.

Dr.S.A Alam :

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sciatica/DS00516/DSECTION=symptoms

Dr.S.A Alam :

You still online ? have more questions ? let me know i will try to help you out.

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