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What could this be - lower back pain, tingling left leg, frequent urination and pain on sole of foot

Hi all, 

I realise that you can only offer advise but would be grateful for any insight :) 

Me - 29 year old male, exercises regularly (3 - 4 days a week), weight 66kg and height 1.75cms. General health good. 

I have been suffering from lower back pain for over 2 years and frequent urination (frequent during daytime and once at night time for 3+ years) as well as tingling sensations in my left leg and pain on the sole of my foot on my left leg for the past 2 years.

2 years ago I went for an MRI scan on my back due to the lower back pain and it yielded nothing. No problems there - I thought it could be a slipped disc or hernia but nope the scan came back OK and the doctor mentioned all was fine. So I brushed it off and blamed it down to poor posture when sitting. I get the lower back pain from time to time so its not always constant (it is a moderate / dull pain). Leg pain usually gets worse depending on weather (feels kind of tingly) and the foot pain comes and goes frequently (its tingly - put this down to poor choice of fashionable footwear originally). 

Today (30.11.17) I went for an ultrasound scan on my kidneys, bladder and prostate (sorry too much info) and was advised kidneys & prostate OK. I was worried it could be kidney / prostate related. However the radiologist noticed my bladder was retaining urine and not voiding completely. He advised it could be neurological / or inflammation related (spine?) and I will be referred for further testing. He said symptoms can be associated with a number of things. He had a poor bedside manner so it freaked me out....

Any idea of what conditions could be associated with such symptoms?

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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,612

    Hello PS30 

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