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Doctor insights on: Bowel Incontinence In Women

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Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

No: Cystoscopy is simply a technique to view the inside of the bladder with a video camera. It would not cause incontinence but may be part of the evaluation of incontinence in some patients. ...Read more

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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


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Is bowel incontinence common?

Is bowel incontinence common?

Fecal Incontinence: Fecal incontinence is estimated to occurs in some 5% of the population. The most common cause in the United States is the trauma of vaginal childbirth, particularly if a tear occurred or if a posterior midline episiotomy was performed. It is often not brought by patients and not asked about by doctors. It is treatable and manageable in most cases, with attention to diet, meals, a bowel journal. ...Read more

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What percentage of women develope urge incontinence?

What percentage of women develope urge incontinence?

VERY common : An alarmingly high percentage! the noble study found that 33 million americans suffer from incontince. Incontinence is more common than asthma, osteoarthritis, and diabetes. ...Read more

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Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Yes: Children can experience urge incontinence, this may be a condition they're born with, or related to UTI (bladder infection) and is often associated with constipation. Children, esp heavy sleepers can experience incontinence at night or bedwetting. Athletic preteens and teens often experience incontinence with high impact sports- esp gymnastics, basketball and track. ...Read more

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Vaginal and rectum bleeding in senior?

Vaginal and rectum bleeding in senior?

Rectal bleed common: Hemorrhoids are quite common and it is quite easy to check by your doc--if much pain with bm, it is likely external hemorrhoids/fissures. If no pain and blood "coats the stool" then likely from internal ones. Vaginal bleeding in seinors is not normal and should be checked out--dysfunctional uterine bleeding can be sign of uterine/cervical cancers etc..Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone in their twenties get urinary incontinence problems?

Can someone in their twenties get urinary incontinence problems?

Yes, at any age: Can develop with urinary infections, after pregnancy, with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord pathology. Needs to be evaluated by a urologist for causal diagnosis ; treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true that some patients with endometriosis have bloody stools, bloody urine, painful urination and painful bowel movements?

Is it true that some patients with endometriosis have bloody stools, bloody urine, painful urination and painful bowel movements?

Yes: The presence of blood in the urine, stools, painful urination or painful bowel movements could be due to involvement of these organs with endometriosis but other conditions such ass ic, other tumors of the bladder or bowel need to be excluded. Inflammatory bowel diseases like crohn's/colitis needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with overactive bladder, pain in coccyx, abdomen, rectum. Tinge of yellow in sperm and smells foul. Possible bacterial prostatitis?

Diagnosed with overactive bladder, pain in coccyx, abdomen, rectum. Tinge of yellow in sperm and smells foul. Possible bacterial prostatitis?

See answer: Your symptoms are very suggestive of prostatitis however, in a young male, non-specific/non-bacterial prostatitis would be much more common than bacterial prostatitis. Easily differentiated by a urinalysis and appropriate cultures. ...Read more

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Male not emptying full bladder, frequent urination and pain in bladder reason?

Male not emptying full bladder, frequent urination and pain in bladder reason?

Prostate issue: Sounds like a prostate issue, may be prostatitis as enlarged prostate is unlikely at 37. It needs to be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Pressure in rectum during/following recent bout of constipation. Normal bm with some ball turds here and there. Colon/rectal cancer? Hemorrhoid?

Pressure in rectum during/following recent bout of constipation.  Normal bm with some ball turds here and there.  Colon/rectal cancer? Hemorrhoid?

Constipation: Common things being common, you are unlikely to have colon cancer or prostate issues at your age. Constipation is another issue, and i suspect you've still got it. Retained hard stool in your rectum may be causing your symptoms, or a hemorrhoid caused by straining. Try a laxative, lots of water, and adding more fiber to your diet. ...Read more

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What causes urinary frequency in young woman?

What causes urinary frequency in young woman?

UTI: The most common cause in a young woman would be a urinary tract infection. In older ladies overactive bladder amy play a role. Othe cause in a young women maybe interstitial cystitis. See your doctor to see if there is an infection- vagimnal infections can also cause urinary frequency. ...Read more

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Can recurrent cystitis be a clue to problems in small/large bowel? I have very slow transit in bowel "lazy bowel" and crohn's under control

Can recurrent cystitis be a clue to problems in small/large bowel?  I have very slow transit in bowel "lazy bowel" and crohn's under control

Effect: Patients with slow transit have a propensity to urinary infections due to bacterial translocation. In Crohn' s fistulas are notorious to create vicious paths that result in chronic contamination. ...Read more

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Why do women experience bladder problems and incontinence more than men?

2X more in women: In general, women experience urinary incontinence about twice as often as men. In women, urinary in continence is often caused by damage to the pelvic nerves and musches associated with childbirth. In men it is often related to prostate disease and its treatments. Incidence increases with age in both sexes. ...Read more

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What are voiding diaries of urinary retention in men?

What are voiding diaries of urinary retention in men?

Here is ...: Voiding diaries is the self-recorded detailed intake and urine output every single time serially for usually 2 days so to be analyzed and document patients' lifestyle in fluid intake and how much they void day and night. Thereby, the possibility of over drinking, polyuric nocturia, etc. could be documented, and some realistic lifestyle can be adjusted and modified. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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2nd pregnancy, lots of pressure in vagina/rectum, more frequent urination, more frequent bowel movements (3+/day) occ. Contracts. & cramps.Labor soon?

2nd pregnancy, lots of pressure in vagina/rectum, more frequent urination, more frequent bowel movements (3+/day) occ. Contracts. & cramps.Labor soon?

Not necessarily: Without more information it's hard to answer the question. How many weeks are you? If you are past 34 weeks, these can be common symptoms that are not of great concern, and not necessarily indicative of imminent labor. In general, unless you are having pains that stop you from doing things occurring every 5 minutes or closer, these are likely braxton-hicks type contractions, not true labor. ...Read more

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Why do so many women experience urinary incontinence?

Why do so many women experience urinary incontinence?

Whatever do you mean: The real answer to your question is twofold. The female urethra is only 2 inches long & the urethral sphincter is on the wispy side, as sphincters go. When it doesn't work pefectly, stress incontinence, leakage occurring with physical exertion like cough, sneeze, etc occurs. When the bladder itself decides to empty without permission, urge incontinence (overactive bladder) occurs. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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Bowel Incontinence (Definition)

Bowel incontinence is the loss of bowel control, leading to an involuntary passage of stool. This can range from occasionally leaking a small amount of stool and passing gas, to completely losing control of bowel movements. Causes are numerous but include neurological, psychiatric, gynecologic, dietary and traumatic causes. Referral to a colorectal surgeon ...Read more