A 40-year-old member asked:
I am not sure what is going on but every time i try to take a bath i lose control of my bowels can you please help me? i do not no what to do but it has me worriede
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 21 years experience
There : There are many causes of bowel incontinence, regardless of when it occurs( in your case during a bath). These causes include:
chronic constipation-if this is the cause then it would make sense that the water in the bath is acting as enema so to speak.
Chronic laxative use
recent bowel surgery or collectomy
surgery relating to prostate, rectum, or gynecological
for women injury to rectal muscles after childbirth
muscle or nerve damage from trauma, tumor, or even radiation
hemorrhoids or rectal prolapse
as you see, there are many possible causes for your problem. I suggest you schedule an appointment with your primary care provider for evaluation and treatment.
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