MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an imaging test that uses magnetic and radio waves to produce images of organs inside the body. It can be used to the diagnose brain and spinal cord anomalies, tumors, cysts, breast cancer, heart problems, and endometriosis.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have been riding my bike a lot more recently and now I noticed that I am having numbness within the perineal region including scrotum and penile area. I have stopped riding since the onset of symptoms and it has been over a week now. Should these symptoms resolve with time if I quit rid... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The two most common causes of perineal or genital numbness is compression of the nerves in your spine (called as cauda equina) or compression of the nerves in the perineum itself. Only sensory loss is uncommon but still possible in cauda equina syndrome (CES), since it... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Around four weeks ago, I drove for three hours. I had pain in my abdomen that had spread to my spine. I had to crawl everywhere for one week as I could not walk. The pain has reduced, but still I am uncomfortable. I have been advised by my doctor not to work until I consult a specialist a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is suggestive of compression of the spinal cord in the thoracic spine. There is also some swelling within the cord (cord edema) because of the compression. You can wait till the ... Read Full »