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Are there neurologic causes of stress incontinence?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
A number of conditions from stroke, parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, spinal stenosis, neuropathy, spinal cord injury, spina bifida and pelvic nerve injury can cause incontinence.
While neurologic conditions are commonly thought to lead to overactive bladder or bladder spasm, the nerve supply to the urethra can be damaged, leaving the bladder weak and causing stress leakage.

In brief: Absolutely
A number of conditions from stroke, parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, spinal stenosis, neuropathy, spinal cord injury, spina bifida and pelvic nerve injury can cause incontinence.
While neurologic conditions are commonly thought to lead to overactive bladder or bladder spasm, the nerve supply to the urethra can be damaged, leaving the bladder weak and causing stress leakage.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: There can be
The sensation and control of bowel and bladder is through the autonomic nervous system.
Autonomic neuropathy can result in incontinence. Spinal cord injury can do this as well. Diabetes and ms and genetic neuropathies can do this. Chronic constipation can do it as well as pregnancy. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate.

In brief: There can be
The sensation and control of bowel and bladder is through the autonomic nervous system.
Autonomic neuropathy can result in incontinence. Spinal cord injury can do this as well. Diabetes and ms and genetic neuropathies can do this. Chronic constipation can do it as well as pregnancy. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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