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Can urinary incontinence be caused by decreased (improper) nerve function of the sacral nerve supply?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The nerve centers in the sacrum are very important for bladder function.
One of the most important centers is at s3. Loss of s3 function can cause urge incontinence, bladder spasms, urinary retention or stress incontinence.

In brief: Yes

The nerve centers in the sacrum are very important for bladder function.
One of the most important centers is at s3. Loss of s3 function can cause urge incontinence, bladder spasms, urinary retention or stress incontinence.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The sacral nerves are necessary for bladder contraction.
Overflow incontinence and sphincteric incontinence is possible with severe nerve dysfunction.

In brief: Yes

The sacral nerves are necessary for bladder contraction.
Overflow incontinence and sphincteric incontinence is possible with severe nerve dysfunction.
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Dr. Howard Usitalo
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Often urge, frequency and urge incontinence can be caused by sacral nerve disorders.
There are other disorders that can also effect pelvic floor functioning

In brief: Yes

Often urge, frequency and urge incontinence can be caused by sacral nerve disorders.
There are other disorders that can also effect pelvic floor functioning
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Amit Patel
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Yes

Yes, but this is rare, especially in women in your age group unless there is a spinal cord tumor or a traumatic spinal injury involving the lower lumbar/ sacral spine.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but this is rare, especially in women in your age group unless there is a spinal cord tumor or a traumatic spinal injury involving the lower lumbar/ sacral spine.
Dr. Amit Patel
Dr. Amit Patel
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