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Is it possible for constipation to cause urinary problems?

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Dr. Thomas Karelis
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Your GI tract & urinary tract are very close to each other. When there is a large volume of stool in the GI tract, it may put pressure on your bladder. This can cause the bladder to not fill completely or empty when you don't want. See your doctor if you are having these symptoms so you can work out a plan to treat both problems.

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