Not all bladder or bowel issues are necessarily the result of conditions and diseases specific to those areas of the body. Sometimes, bladder and bowel conditions are symptomatic of diseases and ailments that can affect the entire body, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and Cauda Equina.
It’s important that you treat any new incontinence issues as something separate to other conditions you may suffer from. Whilst there could be a connection between the two this may not always by the case. Your GP could be able to treat your incontinence separately, thus relieving one more source of stress for you. Always talk to your GP if you notice any changes in your health, particularly if you suffer from one of the below.
Have a look at our condition pages for the following illnesses that can have an impact on bladder and/or bowel function: