I'll try to keep this short.
I'm 21 years old with a history of gastrointestinal problems (IBD) and would like some clarification on a recent onset of symptoms...
First of all, I've had both urinary incontinence and anal leakage for quite some time now (used to alternate) but recently I've been experiencing more problems from BEHIND with a sort of wetness and (recently) a light feeling of something stuck in my rectum (though that, my doctor assured me, was an inflammation of the skin around the rectum)
(The urinary problems, though, are barely noticeable now..)
Also, I have a sort of numbness in my inner thighs which extends from my knee and up to my upper thigh. But that occurs only when I walk and (for the most part) if I wear jeans... it's less (if at all) noticeable when I'm wearing loose pants (Note: I did not mention the thigh numbness to the doctor's mentioned in the next paragraph)
Well, my gastrointestinal did not really bother to do anything besides giving me pelvic exercises (which don't seem to do jack ****) while the urologist did some tests and told me he couldn't find anything. He then referred me to a neurosurgeon, worrying about my spinal cord (I did a brain MRI and it turned out fine)
Now, my question is: I've been to a spinal specialist before, and he did a quick examination, ruling out a serious back problem. Could he had been wrong about my spine?
P.S. I have heard about Cauda Equina syndrom but I know that it's characterized by severe lower back pain which I don't have whatsoever. I have tingling in my upper back but the spine specialist told me it was related to the shoulders..
P.P.S. (yeah I went there...) I've had an EMG along with nerve conduction and they couldn't find anything neither. My B12 and D levels are a bit on the low side but I've been taking vitamins for about 4 months now with little noticeable improvement...
Thank you and sorry if the massage is a little messy. I'm in a rush... :-)