View Full Version : Bladder and Bowel problems CES

12-19-2016, 12:04 PM
Does anyone know if bladder and bowel problems related to stenosis happen little by little, or all at once?

12-20-2016, 06:51 PM
It is a sudden onset of symptoms...sudden loss of control/incontinence, sudden muscle weakness like a drop foot. Some issues can develop from having lower lumbar nerve damage but they are not CES.

These are the red flag symptoms that MAY indicate CES:

Severe low back pain
Motor weakness, sensory loss, or pain in one, or more commonly both legs
Saddle anesthesia (unable to feel anything in the body areas that sit on a saddle)
Recent onset of bladder dysfunction (such as urinary retention or incontinence)
Recent onset of bowel incontinence
Sensory abnormalities in the bladder or rectum
Recent onset of sexual dysfunction
A loss of reflexes in the extremities

12-21-2016, 11:10 AM
Thank you! Lately, it seems that I don't have as much warning, but I guess that's just me getting old. ;)