Prevalence of bowel dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis and bladder dysfunction

  title={Prevalence of bowel dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis and bladder dysfunction},
  author={Y Chia and Clare Juliet Fowler and M. Kamm and Michael M. Henry and M D Lemieux and Michael Swash},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Urinary dysfunction is common in cases of multiple sclerosis (MS). The close proximity of those neural pathways which control the bladder to those which control anorectal function might be expected to lead to a high coexistence of bladder and bowel symptoms. Seventy-seven consecutive patients with clinically definite MS attending a uroneurology clinic were interviewed about their bowel function. All patients had clinical evidence of spinal cord disease with varying degrees of impaired mobility… CONTINUE READING
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