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I have suffered with endometriosis for ten years now but the last year my lower back is so painful all day but more at night in bed? I also am having trouble holding myself when need the loo I have had a few accidents lately what is going on ? - Asked by D k on 07-May-2014 05:04:03

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  • Internal Medicine

    Answered by Dr. Suneel Vallabhaneni on 07-May-2014 07:03:57

    Worsening back pain with urinary retention leading to overflow incontinence, along with leg weaknesses, numbness and tingling are signs of neurological emergency like cauda equina or cord compression and this needs immediate visit to Emergency room or a doctor. Endometriosis can also give bladder symptoms like urinary urgency, urinary frequency, pain at the bladder area and urinary retention. These symptoms especially occur at the time of menses. If your symptoms are constant and unrelated to menses, you need to seek immediate medical attention by a physician at your area and probably would need an MRI. Please let me know if you have further questions. Also let me know what was found after you see your physician.
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