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    Bowel problems

    I know we all get embarrassed by this topic and avoid it if we can so I am assuming those reading this have or had problems with their bowels. I had MS for over 25 years, no problems overall.... however it seems the past year or 2 I seem to have a harder and harder time with bowel control. It's come to a point where I feel like I have to go and thats it!! if I am not running to the bathroom I will probably have an accident. It's not diarrhea or anything like that. I really am embarrassed to talk to my neuro about it and I been suffering with this symptom where it seems like it's just gotten worse. I had a colonoscopy last spring, should I call my gastro or neuro. I am terribly embarrassed by this.


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    Suspected MS 1985. dx 1994 still RRMS EDSS 1.0

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    I commiserate

    I wish I had ideas besides talking to your doctor. Better embarrassed in front of a doctor than in front of an audience.
    All I want to say is "waaaa" ! It suck doesn't it. I have been there. Maybe bring an emergency bag with a change of clothes and a washcloth or wipes. And some cologne.
    I dont go anywhere without mine for any accidents.
    Teresa

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      #3
      I think I will call a gastro today. I have severe back and neck issues, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and herniated discs. I wonder if that could be causing this.
      Suspected MS 1985. dx 1994 still RRMS EDSS 1.0

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        #4
        Originally posted by Katje View Post
        I think I will call a gastro today. I have severe back and neck issues, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and herniated discs. I wonder if that could be causing this.
        Bowel and bladder urgency are common MS problems, one of my first symptoms in my 25 years since diagnosis.

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          #5
          ....forgot the urgency in my reply that seems to have disappeared. I have to "run" to the bathroom every time and don't always make it, I walk with two canes so there is no hurrying here. I am just more aware of what and when I eat if I am going out.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Katje View Post
            I think I will call a gastro today. I have severe back and neck issues, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and herniated discs. I wonder if that could be causing this.
            There is a condition from low spine herniated discs called Cauda Equine that can cause bowel incontinence!! Get checked!
            MS - diagnosed 2/05/2013

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