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

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: More details

Options are available for both conditions and you should see a specialist regarding your symptoms.
This may include a colon and rectal surgeon (bowel control) and/or a urologist or urogynecologist (bladder control).

In brief: More details

Options are available for both conditions and you should see a specialist regarding your symptoms.
This may include a colon and rectal surgeon (bowel control) and/or a urologist or urogynecologist (bladder control).
Dr. Donald Kim
Dr. Donald Kim
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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Agree with Dr. Kim. As a urogynecologist, this condition, if new, is often related to nerve dysfunction. The S3 nerves cover both of those areas and arise from the same area in the sacrum. Low back pain or a recent injury could be a consideration especially if you are older.
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