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Can Constipation Cause Urinary Problems
Fiber and fluids: Simple constipation usually responds to a diet rich in fiber (bran, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables) and increased fluid intake (water is sufficient). Several significant causes of constipation other than bad diet should be investigated with the help of your doctor e.g. Hypothroidism, hirschprung's disease among others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Your GI tract & urinary tract are very close to each other. When there is a large volume of stool in the GI tract, it may put pressure on your bladder. This can cause the bladder to not fill completely or empty when you don't want. See your doctor if you are having these symptoms so you can work out a plan to treat both problems. ...Read more
Rarely: Severe stool impaction can cause urinary retention especially in chidren. A large hard bolus of stool can compress thethra ; even push up the bladder neck. Such patients usually need a manual stool disimpaction followed by vigorous enemas ; should consult with a gastroenterologist if they have not previously done so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication reaction : Acute urinary retention in a teenager is most often a drug effect. Constipation or UTI would more likely cause urgency, frequency or dribbling. Inability to urinate at all should be dealt with immediately and handled by a qualified specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
24 years old. Diagnosed PCOS 2012. Recent months weight loss constipation urinary frequency and vomiting waiting on results. Advice?
My mother has developed urinary and fecal incontinence. Has unresolved uti's and suffered a bad bout of constipation recently. Treatable conditions?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers