I'm a 26 year old male.
I started having the common cold/flu at around december 10,2014 (I currently have it as of now but it seems to be at the end of its course).
Here's my MAIN CONCERN:
While having the common cold/flu on the morning of december 15,2014 I started to develope a quite severe lower back pain and I also had pain shooting up on both of my legs.It would really hurt whenever I coughed on that day.I was not able to sleep whatsoever and had to lie down facing on my LEFT side.
On december 16,2014 the pain on my lower back went away,but to date that was the worst day because I had a sciatica attack,I was not able to stand straight the whole day and I was basically immobile and the sciatic nerve pain was only manifesting on my right leg (severe stabbing pain behind the thigh).I had to sleep on my LEFT side again (still had the flu).
On december 17,2014 things seemed to have greatly improved,my sciatica nerve pain on my right leg has dissapeared,I am able to stand almost normally again and walk (but not run).But a new problem has arised,on the LEFT side of my buttocks and on my genital area,numbness has taken over! I am unable to feel my penis and buttocks (left side) and very mild on my LEFT leg til now.I am able to stand and walk without any lower back or leg pain.
What could have caused this numbness? I would not want to think that this could be an indication of early CES (Cauda Equina Syndrome).
Could've this numbness developed because I was sleeping on my LEFT side the previous nights? What could have caused all of this symptoms to have appeared? Is it because of the flu virus? My main concern as of now is this numbness.
I had a CT scan done on november 29,2014 because of constipation issues after a course of meds. The only significant findings were on my spine; L4-L5 has a disk bulge (not hernia),and also noted was that there's a POSSIBLE (no definite answer) disk protrusion on L5-S1.
I am currently able to walk and stand,my only problem now is this numbness in my genital and buttocks (left side).
No sciatic or lower back pain as of now,although my back is a bit stiff.
Is it because of the flu virus which triggered all of this happen? What caused the numbness?
It's already december 18 over here,and I haven't slept as of yet.
It is quite disturbing.