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Which Physician Treats Bowel Incontinence
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
Urologist : Please make an appointment with a urologist if evaluating a urethral diverticulum ...Read more
1) can parkinsonism cause bladder dysfunction& symptoms that mimic urinary infection? 2) how to diagnosing neurogenic bladder? 3) whom to consult?
Not likely: The patients with parkinson's disease develop over active bladder, which causes frequency, urgency and urge incontinence. In fact better control of parkinson ( with Dopamine type of drugs) can alleviate the urinary symptoms. Most commonly used medications for this purpose are: oxybutanine, detrol, enablex, vesicare (solifenacin) and toviaz. These can be combined with other medications such as flomax, rapaflo. ...Read more
Can oxybutinin be used to treat non bacterial prostatitis/interstitial cystitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome?
Yes: Oxybutynin is an antimuscarinic and primarily used for the symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency, and urge incontinence. Though most commonly used as part of the treatment of overactive bladder and neurogenic bladder-related detrusor instability it can be used for any condition or symptom complex with bothersome bladder-related urinary urgency and frequency. It treats the symptom, not the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can pelvic surgeries cause a flare up in crohns disease symptoms. More specifically a robotic cystecomy??
Can quitting tamsulosin cause diarrhea? (I'm a female patient taking it for urinary retention caused by interstitial cystitis)
Tamulosin quit: hello ~ no if you stop taking tamulosin, it will not cause diarrea. You should look for another cause of the diarrea if it continues and ask your doc to investigate. thanks ...Read more
Is oxybutynin the best choice for neurologic bladder and occasional bladder leakage? or detrol? or vesicare (solifenacin)?
It's the cheapest: oxybutynin happens to be the original (and che"anticholinergic" on the market, originally developed in the 1970's. It is effective but has side effects (dry mouth, eyes, and constipation). The newer drugs have slightly better side effect profiles. Check out the new beta agonist myrbetriq too. See a specialist in neurogenic bladder, urologists often have additional training in this area. ...Read more
Is pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy effective for interstitial cystitis (aka: painful bladder syndrome)?
Several: Depending on the situation, a cancer patient may need a surgical oncologist to remove the cancer, a radiation oncologist to give xrt, and a medical oncologist to administer medications. Other specialist (gi, pulmonary, infectious disease, etc) may be involved to help manage complications. Finally, there is ancillary personnel like nurses, nutritionist, social worker, etc. It is a combined effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Nephrologist is specialized in adjusting & applying drugs in treating any kidney diseases leading to kidney failure, and urologists are dealing with other conditions of urinary tracts like any blockage, tumors, stones, etc. of kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra, or men's organs. In short, nephrologist is a sub-specialist of internal medicine and urologist, that of surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How can a doctor tell whether urinary urgency/slight incontinence , is from kidney stones or weak pelvic muscles versus my cervical spine issues?
Here are some ...: The combination of professional education, training, and practice enables Doc to discern what a clinical condition may and decide what studies may be required to confirm Dx and propose Rx/care. Are Doc right all the time? No, but right most of times. To help Doc & self, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of Sx over time to Doc for analysis + exam + tests ...Read more
25 y/o history of 2 pregnancies with chronic urinary incontinence.Done kegals and bladder training.Any other suggestions? Its embarassing&smelly.
See your doctor!: Lots of new and exciting treatments now are available for different types of incontinence -- outpatient, one-stitch sling procedures to cure stress (cough, sneeze) incontinence; new, effective medications with fewer side effects to treat oab (over-active bladder); and newer, more accurate, in-office testing to confirm the diagnosis and the right treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can recurrent urinary obstruction of "cystitis cystica glandularis" be treated with "cortisone"? Is there another known methods for treatment of cceg?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of options: 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. Make an appointment to discuss your options with a colorectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minor bowel incontinence. also have bulging discs L4 to S1. are the two related or would the incontinence be due to digestive issue?
I am experiencing back pain (side: lower) and bowel incontinence. Back pain currently only 1-3 on scale. 2x BI in 24 hours, first experience.
Strain vs ibs vs..: kidney stone but with diarrhea or incontinence concern for emergency disc injury in spine, if niot resolved and numbing pain down leg go to er and tell them you have lost control of bowels with this, pressure on nerve could be permenant but could be simple irritable bowel syndrome[ibs] or infectious diarhea ...Read more
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?
My grandpa 85 year has bowel incontinence specially stool. he takes a lot of sugar in a day. is this common in this age or there is any cure for this?
Here are some ...: Cure is impossible but doing something to help modify his current dysfunctions in various aspects of life is highly possible. To do so, collect & bring the info on onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, progress, & resolution of his symptoms and their potentially related discomforts over time to doc for analysis + exam + tests so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx, care, counseling... ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does fecal incontinence involve a strong urge to have a bowel movement? Or do you generally expel without warning?
Either: Fecal incontinence refers to loss of bowel control, which can mean involuntary loss of gas, liquid stool or solid stool. Some people with bowel incontinence experience fecal urgency or a strong, sudden urge to move their bowels & may not always make it to the toilet. Others cannot sense the urge and soil their undergarments with solid stool w/o awareness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 ...Read more
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