Course Theme: Bladder & Bowel Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction with SCI

This course covers how a spinal cord injury can affect bladder and bowel function, aiming to provide you with knowledge on how to manage bladder and bowel care in SCI.

6 Items

  1. Spinal cord injury (SCI) - bladder and bowel function

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    The majority of individuals with SCI experience significant symptoms related to neurogenic bowel dysfunction. For example, 42% experience constipation and as many as 77% experience fecal incontinence.

  2. Neurogenic bowel dysfunction

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    The descending colon and the rectum are the final stage of the human intestine system. Normally the rectum is relatively empty. Stools do not enter the rectum continuously, but as mass movements

  3. Neurogenic bladder dysfunction

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    Neurogenic bladder is a disorder of the lower urinary tract created by damage to or diseases of the nervous system.

  4. Common Challenges with SCI Bladder and Bowel Care

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    Debbie Green, spinal cord injury specialist lead, SIA, addresses some of the issues facing someone with a spinal injury with their bladder and bowel care.

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