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Is urinary incontinence normal if someone is constipated?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: No, but common
When one is chronically constipated, bladder symptoms are common, including urinary tract infection (uti), urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urinary incontinence.
Often, treating the constipation is the best way to improve bladder control. Further, urinary incontinence can be difficult to treat if constipation continues.

In brief: No, but common
When one is chronically constipated, bladder symptoms are common, including urinary tract infection (uti), urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urinary incontinence.
Often, treating the constipation is the best way to improve bladder control. Further, urinary incontinence can be difficult to treat if constipation continues.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Remember that water, fiber and exercise are the first best behavior modification to improve bowel mo
Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If constipation results in rectal impaction then the over distended rectum puts pressure on the bladder neck which can effect urine flw and control.

In brief: Yes
If constipation results in rectal impaction then the over distended rectum puts pressure on the bladder neck which can effect urine flw and control.
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
In brief: Common
Normal and common are not interchangeable.
Bowel function can definitely affect urinary functioning and pelvic floor disorders. Trying to keep bowel normal can help with incontinence. For further information follow up with urologist, urogynecologist, and / or gastroenerologist

In brief: Common
Normal and common are not interchangeable.
Bowel function can definitely affect urinary functioning and pelvic floor disorders. Trying to keep bowel normal can help with incontinence. For further information follow up with urologist, urogynecologist, and / or gastroenerologist
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