Spinal cord injury means damage to the spinal cord itself, sometimes in combination with damage to the nerve roots in the lowest section of the spinal cord.
Bladder and Bowel Dysfunctions Often Come Together
The bladder and bowel are organs that are closely related and often influence each other. Therefore, bladder and bowel symptoms often coexist side by side and interact. In many cases, a successful outcome therefore often requires that bladder and bowel dysfunctions are treated simultaneously. Taking this holistic approach to continence care (including both bladder and bowel dysfunction) can provide better care for patients, resulting in increased quality of life.
On the following pages, we have gathered useful information that could help you understand the reasons behind bladder and bowel problems, and what you can do to regain control
How does Parkinson's Disease affect the bladder and bowel? In this section we explore the common symptoms, causes and treatments.
How Does Spina Bifida Affect Your Bladder and Bowel? Here we explore common symptoms, causes and effects of Spina Bifida.
Diabetes may increase the risk of complications in different parts of the body, such as the bladder and bowel. Here we explore why.
Are you a man experiencing urination problems and wondering about the cause? Here you can read more about the symptoms of Benign Prostate Enlargement (BPE).
In Multiple sclerosis (MS) the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of the body.
Low Anterior Resection Syndrome – LARS – is a constellation of symptoms or problems you may experience in varying degrees, after rectal cancer. Rectal function will never be exactly like it was before the surgery, but most people will achieve an acceptable function.
Sometimes people living with a serious condition or injury may experience bladder problems as part of their condition. In this section, we look at different conditions and their potential effect on the bladder.
Learn more about the bowel and its function to better understand how issues with the bowel and symptoms like leakage and constipation may occur.
Bladder and bowel dysfunction may be secondary to another condition. Here we have gathered more information about conditions that commonly affect the function of the bladder and bowel.