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Old 06-08-2007, 07:30 AM   #1
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spinal stenosis and loss of bowel control


i have recently been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and am receving epidurals for pain. recently i have been having trouble with not being able to control my bowels and wonder if this has something to do with my spinal stenosis? any advise would sureh help me. thank you

 
Old 06-08-2007, 09:03 AM   #2
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Re: spinal stenosis and loss of bowel control

It could very well be connected although you usually experience bladder problems first. I have prolapsed neck disc with bone pressing on my spinal cord although I do not have stenosis. I have been told that inability to empty the bladder or bowel is considered much more serious than incontinence as it will obviously harm your body whereas incontinence won't.

I would suggest you tell your Dr of your suspicians as they may want to do further tests.

 
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:09 AM   #3
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Re: spinal stenosis and loss of bowel control

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It could very well be connected although you usually experience bladder problems first. I have prolapsed neck disc with bone pressing on my spinal cord although I do not have stenosis. I have been told that inability to empty the bladder or bowel is considered much more serious than incontinence as it will obviously harm your body whereas incontinence won't.

I would suggest you tell your Dr of your suspicians as they may want to do further tests.
thank you, i do have trouble with my bladder as well, it drips so to speak and i always have to urinate. the other issue with the bowels are to the point that sometimes if i dont have a bathroom nearby i lose all control. its very embarressing. i see my doctor tuesday. thanks again!

 
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