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What Causes Diarrhea When Diagnosed With Brain Stroke?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Question: my son who had a stroke last April His three vessels or veins I. Was told were closed inhibition on his right. Side . he is 51.He comes over for dinner. Every night He never. Wants to eat his vegetables.He finally told me why.His stroke was in his brain.and on his left side His walking got good but his arm is not that good .He is going to therapy again. To. Get to the problem that I worry about is he has diarrhea and messes in his pants. I told him to tell his m.d. why. Should this be happening? His mom and thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Continence affected.

Detailed Answer:
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I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. A stroke or cerebrovascular accident leads to portions of the brain malfunctioning. Our nervous system has two broad types of control. One such component is autonomic, dealing with involuntary actions. The other consists of voluntary control. The bladder and bowel control comes within its purview. It seems that due to the stroke the capacity of continence of stool has been affected. As a result he is unable to control his bowels and messes in his pants. With time there would be some improvement but it is hard to comment whether full control can be regained.

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What Causes Diarrhea When Diagnosed With Brain Stroke?

Brief Answer: Continence affected. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. A stroke or cerebrovascular accident leads to portions of the brain malfunctioning. Our nervous system has two broad types of control. One such component is autonomic, dealing with involuntary actions. The other consists of voluntary control. The bladder and bowel control comes within its purview. It seems that due to the stroke the capacity of continence of stool has been affected. As a result he is unable to control his bowels and messes in his pants. With time there would be some improvement but it is hard to comment whether full control can be regained. Regards