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I am having leg weakness and bowel incontinence. I feel pressure in my lower back. It is getting worse day by day. What should I do?

I am having leg weakness and bowel incontinence.  I feel pressure in my lower back.  It is getting worse day by day. What should I do?

Here are some ...: You should see a professional now to make sure of no nerve compression to spinal cord by disc herniation. Don't wait. Best wish ... ...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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Does long term use of movicol cause dependency or bowel incontinence? Thanks in advance

Does long term use of movicol cause dependency or bowel incontinence? Thanks in advance

Neither: Movicol does not cause dependency. In a Dutch study in children, bowel incontinence episodes actually decreased after taking the equivalent drug (polyethylene glycol with electrolytes, the generic version of movicol) for 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bowel incontinence?

Many: There are many causes of incontinence, or loss of control of bowel function.
Neurologic injury, such as spinal trauma; neurologic disease such as ms;
injury to the sphincer muscle by surgery or even childbirth can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Can bulges at l3-l5 weaken sphincter muscle and cause some degree of bowel incontinence?

Can bulges at l3-l5 weaken sphincter muscle and cause some degree of bowel incontinence?

Bulges and bowels: Not likely. Bulges are not likely to cause many symptoms. In fact, using study data, bulges are actually more normal than not. So bulges do not imply any symptoms. You would need severe pressure on the nerves with obvious spinal stenosis (which could be aggravated by bulges if you had congenital abnormalities). So relax. May be a fissure, or other bowel issue that a GI doc would solve. ...Read more

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Can compression of nerves in the thoracic spine cause bowel incontinence and moderate back pain?

Can compression of nerves in the thoracic spine cause bowel incontinence and moderate back pain?

Yes and No: Compression of the spinal cord in the thoracic spine can cause bowel incontinence and is a medical emergency. Compressed nerves will not cause incontinence but can result in back pain or pain traveling into the ribs, abdomen or upper leg. Bowel incontinence is the most concerning symptom. Go see you doc. ...Read more

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I have l3-4 spinal stenosis and left para central herniation. Would pressure from herniation affect sphincter muscle and cause minor bowel incontinence?

Lumbar Radicilopathy: Disc herniation has to cause severe compression of the nerve roots( cauda equina ) to result in bowel and bladder problems. Usually it will cause back or leg pain, . ...Read more

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Cn meningitis cause slurred speech, stiffness in leg n arm, bowel incontinence, poor recognition power all together? Hw long it takes to cure fully?

Cn meningitis cause slurred speech, stiffness in leg n arm, bowel incontinence, poor recognition power all together? Hw long it takes to cure fully?

Meningitis: Yes, all of these can conceivably occur due to meningitis and secondary encephalitis. Cure will depend upon the cause of the meningitis and the therapy employed, the duration of illness before onset of treatment, the prior condition of the person infected, and other factors. ...Read more

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How should I consult a doctor if a loved one has bowel incontinence?

How should I consult a doctor if a loved one has bowel incontinence?

To cope...: Show you genuine willingness to help and support... So, it's said: Life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation. With these in mind, you will become more capable to learn and retain what you learn when, where, what, & how to timely help & support the loved one. And ask Doc for more specific guides... ...Read more

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I am embarrassed about my bowel incontinence. What can I do about it?

I am embarrassed about my bowel incontinence. What can I do about it?

Bowel leakage : Is upsetting and embarassing. A GI doctor or colorectal surgeon or urogynecologist can help evaluate the problem and suggest treatments. ...Read more

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Which physician treats bowel incontinence?

Colorectal surgeons: Colorectal surgeons treat bowel incontinence. We have a lot of really good treatments available now, including both surgical and non-surgical options. You no longer have to limit your lifestyle because of this embarrassing condition. ...Read more

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What suggestions are there to control bowel incontinence with multiple sclerosis? Is the incontinence permanent when it develops with ms?

Suggestions: Generically, I like to start with increased amounts of fibre into the diet. Would avoid stimulants such as caffeine and also, alcohol. Would want to be certain that there is no added co-morbidity, such as a colonic cancer which can be causing issues. ...Read more

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I'm 4 mo pregnant w/ my 3rd child (all c-sections)& I'm having bowel incontinence issues. This has never happened before. Is there anything I can do?

I'm 4 mo pregnant w/ my 3rd child (all c-sections)& I'm having bowel incontinence issues. This has never happened before. Is there anything I can do?

Discuss with OB: You should discuss this with your obstetrician. Also, at the visit, ask of a referral to a colorectal surgeon either before or after delivery would be appropriate to help determine the cause, and come up with a treatment plan. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bowel incontinence?

See below: 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 can determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can you prevent bowel incontinence?

Can you prevent bowel incontinence?

Perhaps: The causes of fecal incontinence are many and if you suffer from this chronically you should see your doctor for further discussion and evaluation to determine which treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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What surgical operations are done to treat bowel incontinence?

What surgical operations are done to treat bowel incontinence?

Depends on cause: For example, incontinence caused by inflammatory bowel disease is often treated medically, with surgery (removal of part or all of the colon) as a last resort. Celiac disease, caused by a gluten allergy, can often be treated by changing diet. Incontinence caused by an anatomic problem such as a disrupted anal sphincter can be treated with physical therapy or surgery. ...Read more

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Minor bowel incontinence. also have bulging discs L4 to S1. are the two related or would the incontinence be due to digestive issue?

Minor bowel incontinence. also have bulging discs L4 to S1. are the two related or would the incontinence be due to digestive issue?

Not normal: Bowel incontinence is not normal, and if you have a history of bulging discs, this symptom could be a red flag for irritation to the spinal cord. Please see a doctor for evaluation ASAP. ...Read more

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I have hydrocephalus and suffering from bowel incontinence is ya poop supposed to be watery and mustard looking?

Are you sick?: Your stools may be loose because of the food you are eating, or the intestine has lost its ability to move normally... Your medications and your electrolytes may change. ...Read more

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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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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


Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more