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102 Possible Causes for Bilateral Leg Weakness, Urinary Retention

  • Spinal Trauma

    We get most of our patients with deformed spine with concomitant complications of SCI such as pressure sores, urinary retention and infection, deep vein thrombosis.[] EFAST) — Nasogastric tube insertion — spinal patients are at risk of gastric distention — Indwelling catheter insertion — prevent urinary retention and bladder overdistention[]

  • Spinal Cord Compression

    Leg pain may occur and be unilateral or bilateral in nature that radiates from the back.[] Spinal cord compression usually causes decreased sensation and paralysis of limbs below the level of compression, urinary and fecal incontinence, and/or urinary retention,[] […] and fecal incontinence and/or urinary retention.[]

  • Spinal Epidural Abscess

    Although the epidural abscess was initially treated with antibiotic (cefozopran) for 5 days, he subsequently developed motor weakness, paresthesia and urinary retention.[] Back pain (83%, 10/12) was the most common clinical presentation, followed by paraparesis (50%, 6/12), radiating pain (33%, 4/12), and urinary retention (25%, 3/12).[] retention GBS: If no signs of cauda equina and sensory disturbances paralleling ascending weakness (with hyporeflexia) Bilateral weakness of upper extremities Lesion: Central[]

  • Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis

    Common symptoms with ATTR amyloidosis with autonomic neuropathy may include postural hypotension, urinary retention, impotence, body temperature irregularities, and gastrointestinal[] retention impotence reduced sweating Heart disease (restrictive cardiomyopathy): amyloid deposits in the heart cause stiffening and thickening of the heart muscle, so the[] […] postural hypotension (blood pressure drops on standing leading to dizziness or fainting) disturbed bowel function – alternating diarrhea and constipation, nausea, vomiting urinary[]

  • Paraparesis

    PARAPARESIS Paraparesis refers to bilateral leg weakness.[] retention.[] Over the next few hours, she developed back pain followed by progressive paraparesis associated with urinary retention and sensory impairment.[]

  • Paraplegia

    leg weakness Applies To Paralysis of both lower limbs Paraplegia (lower) ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 344.1 :[] Immediately after LP, the patient remarked a sudden worsening in muscular balance of his inferior limbs and a worsening of urinary retention.[] A 70-year-old Arab man with no previous known medical or surgical conditions was hospitalized for brutal heaviness of his lower limbs associated to urinary retention.[]

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

    Patients may present with back pain, unilateral or bilateral leg pain, paresthesias and weakness, perineum or saddle anesthesia, and rectal and/or urinary incontinence or[] After catheter removal, the patient developed urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and perianal hypoesthesia.[] Cauda Equina Syndrome Clinical Evaluation Severe bilateral leg pain, weakness, saddle anesthesia (perianal numbness), bowel/bladder symptoms (urninary retention early, urine[]

  • Myelitis

    leg weakness which was progressive over two days following a brief febrile illness of three days.[] When urinary retention is an issue, sacral nerve stimulation may help the patient avoid repeated bladder catheterizations.[] . • Back pain, paresthesias, radicular pain in the legsBilateral, asymmetric, unilateral, acute-sub acute progressive leg weakness with any of the features of spinal cord[]

  • Subacute Transverse Myelitis

    Patients typically develop bilateral weakness, usually involving the legs, although the arms may also become affected, in association with a pattern of sensory changes that[] retention and several episodes of nausea and vomiting.[] . • Back pain, paresthesias, radicular pain in the legsBilateral, asymmetric, unilateral, acute-sub acute progressive leg weakness with any of the features of spinal cord[]

  • Bilateral Leg Weakness

    Rarely, cervical cord tumors can initially cause bilateral leg weakness without involvement.[] Rapid progression of weakness, ascending from legs to the arms and face, or leg weakness with back pain and urinary retention, are indications for urgent referral.[] Incontinence or retention Saddle anesthesia Anal sphincter tone decreased or Fecal Incontinence Bilateral lower extremity weakness or numbness Progressive neurologic deficit[]

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