Anyone else have bowel encontanance? Could it be part of Sjogren’s? A lot of times I have no warning and I end up having accidents. My Primary Care Dr says that the sphincter muscle doesn’t contract as it should.

I went to a Gastroenterologist before being diagnosed and he wasn’t any help, did a colonoscopy and it came back normal. I’m going to physical therapy for other issues and this topic came up, I was told to get a referral to PT for pelvic floor, they said they can help. Anyone have any experience with this?

14 Answers

farr
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Do u have spinal stenosis or pinched nerves. My daughter had scoliosis suegery 20 years ago. Shes had leg swelling etc and the sr said her spinal canal was narrowing and incontenince could start if she doesnt get it fixed.

Fidela_98
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Not that I know of, I’ll look into that, but that would have nothing to do with Sjogren’s correct?


trashy
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I have vaginal prolapses and gnarly hemorrhoids and have some bowel incontinence . Pelvic pt can help as well as a proctogram to see whats going on. Have you had kids?

Fidela_98
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I have had 2 kids, my baby is now 27 years old, lol. I didn’t start having this issue until about 3 years ago. I’m hoping PT will help.

trashy
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Its very possible you have some pelvic floor sysfunction. 50% or more women experience it


marroquin_vania
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Yes, and I went for PT specifically for it. They will (hopefully) put you through a big series of tests to better diagnose exactly what is going on (nerves vs muscles, etc), and then help you from there. They attributed mine to the c-section I had 9 years ago, but I now know I have (and had then but didn’t know) severe lumbar spine issues. It’s important to go to a good pelvic floor center for the best help. Don’t dismiss the issue.

Fidela_98
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Thank you, it seems like the PT place I go to is good. Both of my kids were born vaginally and this started happening many years after the youngest was born, so I doubt it’s related to childbirth.

marroquin_vania
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Fidela me too. I never bought the c-section excuse because mine was scheduled and went uneventfully with no complications. I was never in labor so there was no rush to get her out. I’m fairly certain it’s from my back issues. I was going to have a nerve stimulator implanted to help with the incontinence, and that’s when I pushed to have my back fully evaluated because you can’t have an MRI once you have the stimulator put in. I just had a spinal fusion this past summer so it looks like I’ll have to live with the incontinence.


rfaith
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Yes a Physio could help

Fidela_98
Answered 10 months ago    reply

What is Physio?

rfaith
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Fidela a physiotherapist

Fidela_98
Answered 10 months ago    reply

How is that different than physical therapy?


brumfield
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Neurologist asked this when I saw him. It can be a symptom of neurological conditions


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