In november 2011 I began to feel pain and numbness in my genitals and anus area. I saw a urologist and was diagnosed with an infection. For five weeks I was on three different antibiotics. None worked. I went to emerg and had a cat scan and they found the herniation at L4,L5 L5,L6. I guess I have an extra vertabrae. I then had an mri. Started PT in January 2012 makes things worse. So I had pelvic cat scan with contrast to see if there was something else causing the symptoms. Results came back normal. I have waited until the 10 of may to see a neurosurgeon and he told me that the herniation is not the reason for the pain. I asked where to go from there and he told me "Your asking the wrong guy." The only thing that gives me relief is the pain meds. I don't want to be on pills I want a solution to help the pain go away. If anyone has had similar symptoms could you let me know. Thank you.
Mon, 05/14/2012 - 8:07am#1
Can L4,L5 herniation cause genital,rectal pain?