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Is it common for pseudoseizures to cause a lose of bladder control?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
It is not common to lose bladder control with pseudo-seizures.
That is more likely to occur with seizures. Pseudo seizures often occur due to a stressful situation, they are unconscious in origin, but they have no neurological findings. They have no post-ictal phase as typical seizures do (like loss of bladder control) and may be treated effectively with therapy.

In brief: No
It is not common to lose bladder control with pseudo-seizures.
That is more likely to occur with seizures. Pseudo seizures often occur due to a stressful situation, they are unconscious in origin, but they have no neurological findings. They have no post-ictal phase as typical seizures do (like loss of bladder control) and may be treated effectively with therapy.
Dr. James Fox
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Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Loss of bladder or bowel control is one way that physicians distinguish between a true epileptic seizure and a pseudoseizure.
However, underlying psychological stresses that lead to pseudoseizures could be severe enough to cause this as well. A physical exam from your physician could help determine if you have a worsening seizure disorder, urologic problem, or psychological condition.

In brief: No
Loss of bladder or bowel control is one way that physicians distinguish between a true epileptic seizure and a pseudoseizure.
However, underlying psychological stresses that lead to pseudoseizures could be severe enough to cause this as well. A physical exam from your physician could help determine if you have a worsening seizure disorder, urologic problem, or psychological condition.
Dr. David Hunter
Dr. David Hunter
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