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Does sciatica cause incontinence?

Does sciatica cause incontinence?

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 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


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Does sciatica contribute to or cause incontinence?

Does sciatica contribute to or cause incontinence?

Possibly: If sciatica is causing incontinence, you need this evaluated as it could suggest a more severe compression of nerves. if this does not resolve soon, see a spine evaluation . ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Is it possible to have to strain to empty bladder at times, but have incontinence as well? I have herniated disc, sciatica.. mri confirmed. Annoyed!

This is an emergency: With that information of having to strain yourself to urinate and having episodes of incontinence, you need to seek treatment immediately, I would recommend the ER with a spine consult. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What causes male incontinence?

What causes male incontinence?

Procedures can: In many men the problems develop immediately after surgery, eg. In others they develop in the later years. To know if he has incontinence and what treatments are available, a man should overcome embarassment and tell his primary care provider. A referral to a urologist might be needed also. ...Read more

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What are the causes of nighttime incontinence?

Many: For children, bedwetting is common and gradually decreases as the child ages. The cause is usually idiopathic and improves with time. Some children require treatment for bedwetting including bed alarms, medications to decrease urine production in kidneys. ...Read more

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What causes incontinence, is it lifestyle, or biological?

What causes incontinence, is it lifestyle, or biological?

Childbirth can: In many women the problems develop from childbirth but do not appear till years after delivery of multiple or large babies. To know if she has incontinence and what treatments are available, a woman should overcome shyness and tell her gyn provider. A referral to a urogynecologist might be needed also. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more