Please understand that our phone lines must be clear for urgent medical care needs. When this changes, we will update this web site. Please know that our vaccine supply is extremely small. Bladder or bowel incontinence means a problem holding in urine or stool.
Baylor College of Medicine is closely monitoring the expected winter storm through this weekend. Please continue to check this site for updates on College and clinic operations. Urinary retention is an inability to completely empty your bladder. There are two main types of urinary retention:.
Men tend to visit their doctor less frequently than women, according to research published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice. They may skip annual checkups, ignore symptoms, or delay getting medical help when they need it. In some cases, those delays can be dangerous. Early diagnosis and treatment can often improve your outcomes for many health conditions. Severe bleeding, chest pain, and high fever are symptoms that warrant emergency medical care.
Other signs you may be constipated are pain, cramps or swelling in the abdominal area or you leave the toilet feeling your bowel is not completely empty. Severe constipation is the most common cause of faecal incontinence or bowel leakage , especially in older people. This is because hard bowel motions are difficult to pass and may cause a partial blockage high up the bowel, resulting in watery bowel motions flowing around the constipated stool without warning.