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Loss Of Bladder And Bowel Control In Alcoholics
I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.
Dysautonomia: 18y fem has "Hypermobility Syndrome, weak muscles, POTS, difficulty controlling bladder/bowel". Autonomic nerves are tethered at vertebral foramina & subluxing joints, especially sacroiliac joints, impinge these nerves arousing neural stimuli of smooth muscles of arteries, intestine & bladder. Dysautonomic effects manifest as patient describes. Many of these patients go on to develop Fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Lost bowel & bladder: "minor incontinence" is partial soiling of occasional loss of loose or watery stool, while "major incontinence" is loss of control of stool of normal consistency. In minor incontinence, consider deficient internal sphicter tone due to trauma, rectal prolapse, prolapsing hemorrhoids, drug effects, fecal impaction. Consider neurologic deficit or widespread pelvic issue when concomitant loss of urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bulging disc's from & including T12 to L4, cause loss of bladder & bowel control & also legs to go to sleep while on stool? Thanks!
Highly unlikely: 40% of people who are without any symptoms of back pain or anything else have BULGING discs up and down their spines when MRI's are taken of their backs. Could you imagine what sort of problems we'd have if bulging discs could really do all that? I didn't say impossible but I'd want more proof than an MRI to draw those conclusions. ...Read more
Is arachnoiditis a disabling disease? Can i be diagnosed with out having loss of bowel control or urinary control?
Yes: Arachnoiditis is more associated with nerve pain down the legs and not so much any bowel or urine control issues. A spinal cord stimulator can be very helpful for arachnoiditis symptoms. Cauda equina is an emergency situation with sudden loss of bladder and urine control as well as new weakness in the legs (in general). ...Read more
It depends...: Alcohol is a neurotoxin (poison for the nerves). After chronic use it can affect the small nerves first causing neuropathy in the hands and feet and eventually in other organs. Someone who is a heavy drinker who stops suddenly without being detoxed by a medical professional can have seizures during which there may be incontinence of urine and stool. It would be best that you consult an M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lost bowel control: "minor incontinence" is partial soiling of occasional loss of loose or watery stool, while "major incontinence" is loss of control of stool of normal consistency. In minor incontinence, consider deficient internal sphicter tone due to trauma, rectal prolapse, prolapsing hemorrhoids, drug effects, fecal impaction (in elderly, neurologic disorders). Anal manometry testing with biofeedback may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Loss of bowel control includes a lot of different patterns, from a little staining from a hemorrhoid to complete loss of bowel control due to sphincter trauma or nerve injury. A little staining now and then is common from prolapsing hemorrhoids or leaking through a small fistula. Major loss of control suggests trauma to the muscles (common after childbirth) or nerve dysfunction. ...Read more
It happens...: During orgasm, the pelvic floor muscles contract and relax rapidly. This can override the normal level of tone that the anal sphincter usually maintains. It's usually not a problem. However, if there is some loose stool or a small piece of formed stool in the rectum, it may just come out. Try adding a daily insoluble fiber supplement to your diet, and try moving your bowel sbefore sex if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe diet.: Many folks with fecal continence issues can achieve significant improvement without surgery. Foods most likely to cause episodic incontinence or urgency are: milk/milk products (except yogurt), fruits/juices (except bananas), salads/leafy greens, caffeine/chocolate, artificial sweeteners. Cut back on these by half; add a psyllium fiber supplement daily. Drink water. For more help see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 control is the normal condition in which a person (other than a baby) can almost always decide when he wants to poop (have a bowel movement). Loss of bowel control can occur with spinal cord injuries, dementia, overall weakness, severe diarrhea, etc... Without bowel control, poop just comes ...Read more
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