hi folks. this post is going to be a bit of a long one so i apologise so far in advance.
also im new to this so again apologies.
for the past few months ive had stomach issues and was diagnosed with ibs or billiary colic disease. wasnt told much except take these pills and that was it. for the past 5 weeks ive had extreme pain in my left side leg bottom of back and all the way down my leg. was told it was sciatica and that it would go away, take the pain killers and do the physio i was given and it be fine. just this week ive noticed that im having incontinence issues such as no indication of needing the toilet, being slightly wet when i get to the toilet or marks etc. so as i was told to see gp i did on tuesday after being wet and sent home from work sick. my gp was nice. she examined me and being in constant pain with my back she was concerned i had no sensation around the back passage (test done needle pricks and finger massage didnt feel a thing) she sent me to a and e. i was sent to another hospital that dealt with neurology and a mri was ordered. they also did the back passage tests and saw i had no reaction. the mri showed nothing wrong. and now im home with even more pain killers (tramadol and dihydrocodine) and told to see gp. im frustrated as i feel im going round in circles. surely they should of done more tests for the back pain and the leg pain and pins and needles. if the mri didnt show anything could they not of given me any more tests, i feel now even more that they thin im making it up and its really frustrating me. im back to the beginning. its been suggested i see urology but i dont want to wait ages especially with the pain im in and i dont want to take more time off work.
currently now i have no sensation still in back passage pins and needles in my leg and back ache like you wouldnt believe. i still dont know if i need the toilet i havnt been in 4 hours
has anyone been in the same situation? can anyone advise what to do?
please im so desperate now....