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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: chronic constipation
|sumithadke - Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:06 am||
hi doctor . i am a med student. i am chronically constipated. also ihad incidentally discovered that i had spina bifida at S1 on x ray KUB. can it be causing bowel movt. disorder.or bladder dysfunction?
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:24 pm||
It is true that people with spina bifida suffer also from neurogenic bowel. Urinary, renal problems are also associted with Spina bifida. In Spina bifida, lesions are above sacral vertebrae2- S2 where nerves that control GI functions go out. As a result, stool moves more slowly inside the colon where to much water is re-absorbed, and a harder stool is the end result. Exercises may be of help to increase bowel movement.
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