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is urinary incontinence normal if someone is constipated?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
No, but common: When one is chronically constipated, bladder symptoms are common, including urinary tract infection (uti), urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urinary incontinence. Often, treating the constipation is the best way to improve bladder control. Further, urinary incontinence can be difficult to treat if constipation continues.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves commented
Gynecology 40 years experience
Remember that water, fiber and exercise are the first best behavior modification to improve bowel mo
Oct 2, 2011
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: If constipation results in rectal impaction then the over distended rectum puts pressure on the bladder neck which can effect urine flw and control.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 23 years experience
Common: Normal and common are not interchangeable. Bowel function can definitely affect urinary functioning and pelvic floor disorders. Trying to keep bowel normal can help with incontinence. For further information follow up with urologist, urogynecologist, and / or gastroenerologist

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