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Did You Know Constipation Can Also Be A Sign Of Urinary Incontinence?

Dr. Ankur Malpani 88% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology
Urologist, Bhopal
Did You Know Constipation Can Also Be A Sign Of Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary Incontinence is the sudden urine loss that occurs involuntarily in women. Some of the factors which cause urinary incontinence are pregnancy, menopause and childbirth. It should be noted that urinary incontinence by itself is not a disease, but is a symptom of other underlying disorders such as diabetes, infections and other conditions.

Causes of temporary cases of urinary incontinence include:

  1. Constipation
  2. Urinary tract infections
  3. Excess consumption of alcohol and caffeine
  4. Consuming carbonated drinks
  5. Use of artificial sweeteners
  6. High doses of vitamin B and vitamin C
  7. Being on sedatives, muscle relaxants, blood pressure and heart medications
  8. Eatables which are too spicy, acidic or sugary

However, persistence of incontinence might be due to a more serious condition. Some of the causes are stated below:

  1. Age: The bladder muscles tend to weaken with age. This affects the bladder’s urine holding capacity.
  2. Pregnancy: Hormonal changes and increase in weight during pregnancy can cause incontinence.
  3. Menopause: Oestrogen is responsible for the healthy maintenance of the lining of the urethra and bladder. The onset of menopause causes the oestrogen hormone levels to drop. The gradual damage of the bladder tissues causes incontinence.
  4. Childbirth: The bladder control muscles are weakened during normal vaginal delivery, thus leading to incontinence.
  5. Obstruction: Occurrence of tumours in the urinary tract can block the normal flow of urine which can cause incontinence.
  6. Hysterectomy: The same ligaments and muscles support both the bladder as well as the urethra. With removal of the uterus by hysterectomy, the pelvic floor muscles are deteriorated. This leads to urinary incontinence.
  7. Neurological disorders: Conditions such as multiple sclerosis (autoimmune disorder in which the immune system destroys the protective sheath of the nerves), Parkinson’s disease (disorder affecting motor functioning of the body), brain tumours, spinal injury or strokes are capable of causing incontinence.

Different forms of urinary incontinence are classified on the basis of their symptoms:

  1. Urge incontinence: Urge or urgency incontinence occurs when there is a leak before the person reaches the toilet.
  2. Stress incontinence: Small amounts of urine leak out during normal physical movements such as sneezing, coughing and exercising. This happens because of the minimum stress exerted on the body, and hence, the name.
  3. Functional incontinence: Sudden leakage of urine occurs due to external deterrents or physical disabilities such as not being able to find a toilet.
  4. Overactive Bladder: This is characterized by frequent and urgent urination.
  5. Overflow incontinence: A full bladder, at times, leads to unexpected leakage.
  6. Transient incontinence: If urine leakage occurs due to temporary situations such as infections, or new medications.

Sir I have piles from last seven years but it does not bleed. piles came out during the bowel and again pushes back into anus. Constipation problem.

Dr. S K Singh 92% (529 ratings)
M.S. (Ayurveda), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Sir I have piles from last seven years but it does not bleed. piles came out during the bowel and again pushes back i...
Most likely you are suffering from 2nd stage internal hemorrhoids. At this stage; Piles can be treated by Graded Kshar Karma Therapy along with oral medicines. In this treatment a specialized medicine is applied in anal passage. This medicine helps in shrinking of Pile mass and gradually it disappears. Usually 4-5 Kshar Karma sittings are required for complete treatment of Piles. Now you should avoid constipation for that take plenty of liquids specially butter milk; take fiber rich diet like salads, green leafy vegetables etc. If required you can take some stool softening Ayurvedic medicine like Sushruta Churna/ Haritaki Churna. Avoid straining and sitting for long duration while passing stool.
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I am suffering from constipation since 1 year I am of 26 male name ajay kumar same problem we both mother and son are facing but mother is facing from last 5 years with frm the same you can check my workout details I run 8 km per day in both the time morning as well evening but there is no any relaxation now kindly give me advice that what I can do?

Dr. S.K. Tandon 97% (23340 ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I am suffering from constipation since 1 year I am of 26 male name ajay kumar same problem we both mother and son are...
Take lot of salad before each meal. Drink plenty of water 4-5 litres per day. Eat slowly and chew well. Fruits in between meal. No juice at all.
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Hi, Main bohot patla hoon. Bohot dino se. Khana khabi thik hajam nahi hota hai. Gale main ek irritation hota hai jab bhi khane jata hoon. After taking 2-3 spoon of food. Toilet jab bhi jata hoon clear nahi hota hai. Kabhi kabhi hotai nahi hai. Hamesa pet me gas rah jata hai. Main pichle kuch months dinme ek ya dobar khana khaya Aisa hua hai. Mujhe kaya karna chahiye?

Dr. Karuna Chawla 96% (2681 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Hi, Main bohot patla hoon. Bohot dino se. Khana khabi thik hajam nahi hota hai. Gale main ek irritation hota hai jab ...
It may be because of acidity. Meanwhile follow this 1. Don't Overeat 2. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style 7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, Acidic foods, like tomatoes and citrus, Carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. It contains a lot of fiber which will help reduce tendency for constipation 9. Drink lot of water. 10. Take half cup of cold milk when you feel acidity, it will help. Curd is good for u. 11. Everyday preferably sleep on same time Exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, Swimming, gymming, walking etc. This is for long term results But for now to bring your digestive system back on track you need to take medicines. For that I need more details, you can consult me.
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I am35 years old lady l am suffering from chronic constipation if I am not taking medicine my stool cannot pass what can I do.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 96% (2681 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
I am35 years old lady l am suffering from chronic constipation if I am not taking medicine my stool cannot pass what ...
Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. It contains a lot of fiber which will help reduce tendency for constipation Maintain active life style Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods Drink lot of water. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective For more details you can consult me.
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Hello. I am 25 years old and suffering from Piles. I don't know when it started but it has been severe like very clearly visible for last two years. A friend told me that piles go away itself so I didn't do anything but now its been 2 years or more and its still there. I don't feel any pain in sitting even on the floor. There is some itchiness when I poop. I have taken pictures and also made video to get the idea whats the situation down there and its not good. In a normal position, there is one swollen vein (like a round ball) clearly visible and when I poop first these swollen veins/balls come out and then the excretion. The thing is that I never felt a sense of constipation, I excrete normally but with little itchiness. But these swollen balls have been there for very long. One more thing is that I have been using English toilet since my childhood but for last year I have been using the Indian/desi toilet because I felt perhaps using English seat is putting pressure on the rectum. I feel embarrass going to a doctor for piles. But last month I went to a Homeopathic clinic and ask them for a piles remedy. They gave me a piles cream and tablets to take two times a week. I have been using them but don't see any difference. Because I feel those cream and tablets are only for loosening the rectum and make pooping easier so I don't feel itchiness but the swelling is still there. Please suggest me a medicine or remedy for piles so they go away quickly. I am so tired of it.

Dr. S K Singh 92% (529 ratings)
M.S. (Ayurveda), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Hello. I am 25 years old and suffering from Piles. I don't know when it started but it has been severe like very clea...
This could be an external hemorrhoids. These do not respond to medicinal treatment. When ligated by Graded Ksharsutra; they disappear in 5-7 days. You are advised to consult a near by Ano Rectal specialist or contact Sushruta Ano Rectal Institute.
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Hi, Stomach issues from last one month. someday I have constipation and some days I have loose motions. But my appetite is normal weight is constant.

Dr. Pawan Kumar Gupta 92% (2342 ratings)
M.D. HERBAL
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Dehradun
Hi, Stomach issues from last one month. someday I have constipation and some days I have loose motions. But my appeti...
Take sky Fruit, Cow Urine caps, org wheat Grass Powder, Nigella cap, may contact for any assistance.
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