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What causes incontinence of bowel and bladder?

I wonder if I have ms here are my symptoms numbness and tingling on the right side of my face, hand , leg and foot. also I sometimes lose control of my bladder and bowels eye pain and blurry vision, loss of balance on occasion ,muscle cramping that leaves me sore, erectile difficulties, occasional dizziness
Fri, 16 Aug 2019
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Hi,

Leakage of stool can be suggestive of fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence causes stool and other fecal matter to leak from your rectal canal.

It can range from occasional leakage while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.

So initially I would suggest you go for a digital rectal examination by a surgeon. Most commonly at your age nerve damage is an important cause of fecal incontinence.

For the time being Anti-diarrheal drugs such as loperamide (Imodium) and diphenoxylate and atropine sulfate (Lomotil) along with bulk-forming agents like Metamucil can be taken to provide symptomatic relief however they may cause constipation which can further worsen the problem of hemorrhoid.

So initially would suggest you visit a general surgeon and get your rectal canal investigated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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