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Doctor insights on: Loss Of Bladder And Bowel Control In Alcoholics

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;loss of bladder control' and 'loss of bowel control'?

;loss of bladder control' and 'loss of bowel control'?

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 more

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Bladder (Definition)

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


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Loss of muscle control in bowel ?

Loss of muscle control in bowel ?

Exam time: You need to have a good exam to determine why this is happening. Until then, it's good to keep track of your intake - food and fluids - amounts, types, time, duration. Note any other details like activity leve, stressors, etc. Tell the Dr all of this to help Dx. I hope it's not too serious and you get well soon. ...Read more

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What is the new regime for intestinal (stomach and bowel) tuberculosis after 4 years of diagnosis many small ulcers in the stomach and bowel? The symptoms are losing weight and appetite only

What is the new regime for intestinal
(stomach and bowel) tuberculosis after 4 years of diagnosis many small ulcers in the stomach and bowel? The symptoms are losing  weight and appetite only

No new regimen: Ripe is the standard. There is a real problem. Ulcers are something else and weight loss indicates that there is a problem that is not fixed. You need to see a specialist asap. ...Read more

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Can alcoholism cause loss of bowel control?

Can alcoholism cause loss of bowel control?

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 more

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Are rapid weight loss and blood in my urine signs of bladder cancer?

Are rapid weight loss and blood in my urine signs of bladder cancer?

Signs of big problem: Rapid, unintentional weight loss is a sign of a significant illness (cancer or thyroid diseases are possibilities). Bloody urine is another sign of a significant problem (cancer or kidney diseases are possibilities). A person with both symptoms should be at the doctor's office getting a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a daily routine (years) of excessive straining on the bowel cause a loss of peristalsis in the colon? What is the chance of diverticulitis?

Can a daily routine (years) of excessive straining on the bowel cause a loss of peristalsis in the colon? What is the chance of diverticulitis?

NO: The straining won't cause loss of normal gut motility, but it could cause anorectal problems, such as hemorrhoids. I suggest you focus on a good, fibre rich diet, good hydration, and add a bulk laxative to your daily regimen. These steps will not only help your bowel function, thus reducing your need to strain, but will also reduce your risk of diverticular disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bowel and bladder dysfunction in a person with low back pain?

What are the causes of bowel and bladder dysfunction in a person with low back pain?

See below: Bowel or bladder dysfunction is what we consider a red flag, meaning there is the potential for a serious problem in the spine. It can mean compression of the lower spinal cord or multiple nerves in the lumbar spine. It can be seen with very large disc herniations as well as some other conditions that can cause nerve compression. If you have these symptoms, you should see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Is loss of bladder control normal?

Is loss of bladder control normal?

No: Get checked out. Can be as simple as diet or infection. See your pcp first. ...Read more

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Can a lack of fiber in my diet cause a lot of bowel problems?

Can a lack of fiber in my diet cause a lot of bowel problems?

Fiber: can prevent constipation and help with IBS irritable bowel syndromes so use otc fiber or eat salads and whole grains it should help[ ...Read more

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Having lots of pain and burning in rectum but also some pain in bladder and much urinary urgency. History of hemmorhoids. What's the connection?

Having lots of pain and burning in rectum but also some pain in bladder and much urinary urgency. History of hemmorhoids. What's the connection?

UTI, Prostatitis: It is possible that you may have a urinary tract infection or even prostatitis. If you're constipated, this can lead to hemorrhoids. Constipation can also cause irritation to the prostate and stir up bacteria leading to prostatitis. You need to see your doctor for prostate exam and a urine culture to see if you need to be started on antibiotics for this. ...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

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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Bowel Control (Definition)

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