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What are the symptoms of spinal cord compression relative to prostate cancer?

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Spinal cord compression is an emergency and may be the first sign of cancer. It occurs when cancer has spread to vertebrae and the tailbone area. The weakened vertebrae can collapse on the spinal cord.

Symptoms include:

�Leg weakness, difficulty walking

�More difficulty urinating or moving your bowels

�Difficulty controlling your bladder or bowels

�Less sensation, or numbness or tingling, in the groin or legs

Before these symptoms, you may have pain in the hip or back lasting a few days or weeks.

From: When to Seek Medical Care WebMD Medical Reference

Author: Hardik C Soni, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Martin Luther King Jr/Charles Drew Medical Center. Coauthor(s): Eugene Hardin, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science; Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Martin Luther King, Jr/Drew Medical Center. Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jerry Balentine, DO, Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; Medical Director, Saint Barnabas Hospital.  




Prostate Cancer: When to Seek Medical Care  from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

Author: Hardik C Soni, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Martin Luther King Jr/Charles Drew Medical Center. Coauthor(s): Eugene Hardin, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science; Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Martin Luther King, Jr/Drew Medical Center. Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jerry Balentine, DO, Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; Medical Director, Saint Barnabas Hospital.  




Prostate Cancer: When to Seek Medical Care  from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2018

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