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What Is the Cauda Equina Syndrome?

What Is the Cauda Equina Syndrome?
What Is the Cauda Equina Syndrome?

Other symptoms may occur: Reduced sexual response, including erectile dysfunction in men Retention of urine Loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence) Loss of bowel control (fecal incontinence) Loss of reflexes in the knee and ankle People who have the cauda equina syndrome require immediate medical attention. Surgery to relieve the compression must be done as soon as possible. Corticosteroids are usually given to reduce swelling.