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Hi, It has been about 3 days now and I have been experiencing

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Hi,
It has been about 3 days now and I have been experiencing erectile dysfunction, with back pain that radiates to the leg.
23 Year old.
Please help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

How severe is the pain?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you been exercising or lifting heavy weights during this period of time?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Does the pain radiate to one leg or both legs?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

Customer:

Pain is medium, I have been been doing some weights and glute bridge exercises.

Customer:

The onset of erectile dysfunction was quite sudden and happened in about 2-3 days.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that you should be seen ASAP for this particularly because of your history of weight lifting and this may be due to a herniated disc pressing on a nerve in the back causing the back pain radiating to the leg.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You will most likely require a MRI of your lower back to check for that as far as I am concerned.

Customer:

Ok, do you think it will be treatable?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It is treatable

Customer:

I also have vitamin D deficiency, can that also cause ED?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

For the time being I would recommend that you should take some pain medications like over-the-counter pain medications i.e. ibuprofen.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Vitamin D deficiency should not cause ED

Customer:

ok

Customer:

Do you think if I wait a couple of days, it might return back to normal?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Well, yes you can wait but if your symptoms worsen you should go to the emergency.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Meanwhile you should take some rest from your physical activity and weight lifting.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

Ok thanks for the help. Any chance of any permanent damage do you reckon?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Chances of permanent damage are minimal.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
Wish you all the best.
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Customer:

ok lastly, what is the treatment procedure for a herniated disc?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If surgery is ever required then the procedure is called as laminectomy.

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