I am looking for feedbacks from people who had bowel movement issues
I have had saddle area numbness that started in late December and spread to my buttocks. In last six days it felt like stomach spasms and then bowel movement issues. My issue is that I do not feel the urge. I can go and try and bowel movements happen. Is that how the problem happens. Its not incontinence? Or would it turn into that?
Surgeon : initially he said it cannot come from your cervical, lets see the lumber MRI. Lumber MRI (9 months old) has some issues, not anything glaring. So not real cause.
PA of the Surgeon : it cannot be cervical. We have not see these issues from cervical. Go to ER and check other things.
ER doc: Checked everything and ordered new MRI of lumber. He just said MRI is negative (I know it has some issues even from 9 month old MRI). Check back with PCP or surgeons.
Surgeon is not happy with my progression on bowel movement. He now says lets do an ACDF. If the problem continues we can do epidural shots on the lumber.
So its weird that my symptom does not exactly match a typical case. And I might end up doing a surgery. Any patient experience would be appreciated. (Specially lower body symptoms with Cervical issues, lumber MRI looking not that bad).