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What are the causes of bowel incontinence?

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Dr. Jay Stylman
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

There are many causes of incontinence, or loss of control of bowel function.
Neurologic injury, such as spinal trauma; neurologic disease such as ms; injury to the sphincer muscle by surgery or even childbirth can cause this as well.

In brief: Many

There are many causes of incontinence, or loss of control of bowel function.
Neurologic injury, such as spinal trauma; neurologic disease such as ms; injury to the sphincer muscle by surgery or even childbirth can cause this as well.
Dr. Jay Stylman
Dr. Jay Stylman
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nerve or muscle prob

Liquid or solid? Can you tell it's happening or not? Sometimes caused by effects of pregnancy and/or birth trauma on nerves or muscles.
Sometimes caused by nerve damage due to disc disease, injury, tumor, dementia, multiple sclerosis; sometimes caused by brain issues, seizure, stroke, increased pressure, or normal pressure bulging/hydrocephalus- usually causes urinary incontinence). See md.

In brief: Nerve or muscle prob

Liquid or solid? Can you tell it's happening or not? Sometimes caused by effects of pregnancy and/or birth trauma on nerves or muscles.
Sometimes caused by nerve damage due to disc disease, injury, tumor, dementia, multiple sclerosis; sometimes caused by brain issues, seizure, stroke, increased pressure, or normal pressure bulging/hydrocephalus- usually causes urinary incontinence). See md.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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