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Constipation with urinary problems? Are the two related?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Retention of stool often balloons the area of the intestine near the bladder and can physically slow the emptying of urine from kidney to bladder. I have kids whose bed wetting never resolves until they conquer their constipation.

In brief: Yes

Retention of stool often balloons the area of the intestine near the bladder and can physically slow the emptying of urine from kidney to bladder. I have kids whose bed wetting never resolves until they conquer their constipation.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Can be interrelated.
Constipation can cause urinary problems. Structural problems with the pelvis can cause both. If not simple constipation may need defecography to evaluate your pelvic muscles, rectum, and badder. Often seen in patients after hysterectomy.

In brief: Yes

Can be interrelated.
Constipation can cause urinary problems. Structural problems with the pelvis can cause both. If not simple constipation may need defecography to evaluate your pelvic muscles, rectum, and badder. Often seen in patients after hysterectomy.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Bowel and bladder function are closly related.

In brief: Yes

Bowel and bladder function are closly related.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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