A 67-year-old female asked:
My mother has developed urinary and fecal incontinence. has unresolved uti's and suffered a bad bout of constipation recently. treatable conditions?
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General Surgery 52 years experience
Probably: There is a need for more information. These conditions may be related. A bowel problem can cause UTI if there was a fistula (connection from the bowel to the bladder) for example. If that were so then a search can be made for the cause. It may be as simple as improving personal hygiene. She needs to see her doctor.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Very likely: That she can get some help for these problems - though realistic expectations are important. She should have a consultation with a urogynecologist. Someone who specializes in complex pelvic floor problems.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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