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Dr. Stephen Scholand
26 doctors shared insights

Bowel Dysfunction (Overview)

Bowel dysfunction refers to any problem with the lower digestive tract (the colon). This can include diarrhea or constipation, among other problems.


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Can surgery on s1-5l cause neurogenic bowel dysfunction, i can't push or feel the stools moving, I have to take laxitives and seeing a specialist soon?

Can surgery on s1-5l cause neurogenic bowel dysfunction, i can't push or feel the stools moving, I have to take laxitives and seeing a specialist soon?

Denervation: Any type of spine or disc surgery can possibly (although rarely) affect motor nerves to the colon. Need to see both a neurologist and a GI physician. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
26 doctors shared insights

Bowel Dysfunction (Overview)

Bowel dysfunction refers to any problem with the lower digestive tract (the colon). This can include diarrhea or constipation, among other problems.


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What's a bowel dysfunction?

What's a bowel dysfunction?

Depends: Bowel dysfunction is any abnormality of bowel function such as diarrhea, constipation, pain with eating, improper absorption of nutrients, minerals. There is a very long list. It can be mild to severe. ...Read more

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Treating Erectile Dysfunction (Checklist)

Avoid tobacco
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Lose weight if you're overweight
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Control your blood pressure
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Is there any way to get rid of bowel without actually going?

Is there any way to get rid of bowel without actually going?

NO: Only other way to get rid of waste would be a colostomy where a surgeon opens a hole in your abdomen and redirects the colon into a bag you wear on your belly. This is not something you want to do unless it is absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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What's a bowel dysfunction?

Depends: Bowel dysfunction is any abnormality of bowel function such as diarrhea, constipation, pain with eating, improper absorption of nutrients, minerals. There is a very long list. It can be mild to severe. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Don't be embarrassed to discuss with your healthcare professional.
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Avoid trigger foods and activities.
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Use over the counter bulking agents like fiber.
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Use over the counter antidiarrheals.
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Can surgery on s1-5l cause neurogenic bowel dysfunction, i can't push or feel the stools moving, I have to take laxitives and seeing a specialist soon?

Denervation: Any type of spine or disc surgery can possibly (although rarely) affect motor nerves to the colon. Need to see both a neurologist and a GI physician. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more