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2 Potential Loss of Urge to Urinate Causes

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  1. 1.Cauda Equina Syndrome (Rapid - Onset)

    Although leg pain is common and usually goes away without surgery, cauda equina syndrome, a rare disorder affecting the bundle of nerve roots (cauda equina) at the lower (lumbar) end of the spinal cord, is a surgical emergency.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    lower back pain, back pain that shoots to the butt, back pain that shoots down the leg, leg weakness, thigh numbness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Cauda Equina Syndrome (Slow - Onset)

    Although leg pain is common and usually goes away without surgery, cauda equina syndrome, a rare disorder affecting the bundle of nerve roots (cauda equina) at the lower (lumbar) end of the spinal cord, is a surgical emergency.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    lower back pain, back pain that shoots to the butt, back pain that shoots down the leg, leg weakness, thigh numbness
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Loss of Urge to Urinate

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you noticed any changes in the color of your urine recently?

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Loss of Urge to Urinate Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced loss of urge to urinate have also experienced:

    • 5% Lower Back Pain
    • 5% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 4% Fatigue
  • People who have experienced loss of urge to urinate had symptoms persist for:

    • 33% Over a Month
    • 30% Less Than a Week
    • 15% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced loss of urge to urinate were most often matched with:

    • 15% Cauda Equina Syndrome (Rapid - Onset)
    • 9% Cauda Equina Syndrome (Slow - Onset)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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