Radiation induced lumbar plexopathy

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What is radiation induced lumbar plexopathy?

Radiation Induced Lumbar Plexopathy is characterized by injury to the lumbar plexus, resulting in pain, loss of motor control, and other sensory deficits. It may occur when radiation is used in the management of abdominal or pelvic tumors.

Common symptoms reported by people with radiation induced lumbar plexopathy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with radiation induced lumbar plexopathy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with radiation induced lumbar plexopathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with radiation induced lumbar plexopathy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with radiation induced lumbar plexopathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has radiation induced lumbar plexopathy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 2
50s 7
60s 4
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 13

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from radiation induced lumbar plexopathy patients who have completed their condition history
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