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Can a herniated disc cause diarrhea?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Herniated disc can cause spinal stenosis which can cause loss of bowel control resulting in fecal incontinence but not neccesarily diarrhea.

In brief: Not likely

Herniated disc can cause spinal stenosis which can cause loss of bowel control resulting in fecal incontinence but not neccesarily diarrhea.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No this would not be

A symptom consistent with a disc herniation.
Only in 1% of cases can a disc herniation affect bowel and bladder control but diarrhea wold not be a presentation of that type of diagnosis which is known as cauda equina syndrome?

In brief: No this would not be

A symptom consistent with a disc herniation.
Only in 1% of cases can a disc herniation affect bowel and bladder control but diarrhea wold not be a presentation of that type of diagnosis which is known as cauda equina syndrome?
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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