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Does Sciatica Contribute To Or Cause Incontinence
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
No, but: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve which is the back of the buttock and the thigh. It does not include incontinence by this definition. But, causes of sciatica include causes that interfere with the function of lower spinal cord nerves and some of these causes of sciatica could conceivably cause incontinence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sciatica, yesterday i had an embarrassing accident, i just read incontinence can be caused by sciatica. Do i need to tell my gp?
Couldn't hurt: Losing control of your bladder or any structure in the pelvis in any way might be "just" an accident, but could also be a sign of a more significant neurologic problem. Why not let a physician make that decision for you? Especially if you already have a pre-existing neurologic problem like sciatica? Call the doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have sciatica, bladder incontinence and urge issues, and my two big toes have been numb for months. Any ideas on what these 3together could mean?
Pinched nerve, back: With the above symptoms, i suspect you may have some pinched nerve in your low back regions...Some people have much pain and others not so much. With symptoms ongoing for months, i suggest seeing a doc for eval, as leaving things too long u may not be able to reverse the neuropathy (numbness in your toes). Best of luck to you.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both of my big toes have been numb for months. I get random sciatica and also have incontinence of the bladder issues. Could these symptoms be related?
Have s1l5 disc hern with sciatica.Now feeling slightly weak in legs with slight numbnes in legs, groin & penis.Can you get partial cauda syndrome without incontinence? Should i see doc again?
Cauda Equina: Cauda equine syndrome is an emergency. Unfortunately this requires surgery to correct. Often times the nerves are just bruised abit and the signals aren't being sent quick enough, you may need an epidural steroid injection to relieve this irritation. Either way, i would see a pain/spine specialist to evaluate your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Long answer: There are different types of urinary incontinence. The two main types are stress urinary incontince (sui)(involuntary urine loss secondary to sudden / intense increase in abdominal pressure), and urge urinary incontinence (uui) ( loss of urine secondary to an involuntary bladder contraction and associated with the urge to urinate). Sui is cause by weakening of the pelvic floor. Uui hasothercauses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
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