Sometimes people living with a serious condition or injury may experience bladder problems as part of their condition. In this section, we look at different conditions and their potential effect on the bladder.
Bladder and Bowel Dysfunctions Often Come Together
The bladder and bowel are organs that are closely related and often influence each other. Therefore, bladder and bowel symptoms often coexist side-by-side and interact. In many cases, a successful outcome often requires that bladder and bowel dysfunctions are treated simultaneously. Taking this holistic approach to continence care (including both bladder and bowel dysfunction) can provide better care for patients, resulting in increased quality of life.
On the following pages we have gathered useful information that could help you understand the reasons behind bladder and bowel problems, and what you can do to regain control.
Learn more about the bowel and its function to better understand how issues with the bowel and symptoms like leakage and constipation may occur.
Bladder and bowel dysfunction may be secondary to another condition. Here we have gathered more information about conditions that commonly affect the function of the bladder and bowel.