What Are Spina Bifida Occulta Symptoms?

Q:
What are spina bifida occulta symptoms?

A:
Some people with spina bifida occulta report having some symptoms include:

  • back pain
  • curvature of the spine, known as scoliosis
  • lack of bladder or bowel control
  • misshapen legs and feet
  • numbness or pain in the back of the legs
  • weakness in the legs

In some cases, people can see signs of their spinal cord abnormality. Visible signs of a possible spinal cord abnormality include:

  • a dimple or indented patch of skin
  • a hairy patch on the skin
  • a growth or pad of fat
  • discoloring of the skin or a birthmark

If you notice these signs, you should see your doctor to talk about your concerns.

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