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Does sciatica contribute to or cause incontinence?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management

In brief: Possibly

If sciatica is causing incontinence, you need this evaluated as it could suggest a more severe compression of nerves.
if this does not resolve soon, see a spine evaluation .

In brief: Possibly

If sciatica is causing incontinence, you need this evaluated as it could suggest a more severe compression of nerves.
if this does not resolve soon, see a spine evaluation .
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Not sciatica but the

Sciatica is caused by a nerve compression or irritation resulting in pain radiating down the leg.
If nerves that supply the bladder and bowels are compressed as well which occurs in 1% of disc herniations, then this can lead to urinary retention and when the bladder becomes overfilled, then some incontinence may occur. This is a true surgical emergency that needs to be addressed immediately

In brief: Not sciatica but the

Sciatica is caused by a nerve compression or irritation resulting in pain radiating down the leg.
If nerves that supply the bladder and bowels are compressed as well which occurs in 1% of disc herniations, then this can lead to urinary retention and when the bladder becomes overfilled, then some incontinence may occur. This is a true surgical emergency that needs to be addressed immediately
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Family Medicine

In brief: No

No but they may be related.

In brief: No

No but they may be related.
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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