what is connection of IBS and frequent urination ? i have both ,veru much irritating. If my stomach is clear then urine frequency reduces very much.Anybody tell me the cause?
Some researchers have estimated that urinary symptoms may be experienced by more than 50 percent of IBS sufferers. There is also some evidence that women who suffer from IBS also may be more likely to experience urinary incontinence than women who do not have IBS.
If you are experiencing both bowel and bladder symptoms, make sure to bring both to the attention of your doctor. You can then work with your doctor to come up with relevant diagnoses, identify what factors might be contributing to both disorders, and develop a plan for best managing both problems.
Here are some possible problems that have been associated with a concurrence of IBS and bladder problems.
Interstitial Cystitis (IC):
Otherwise known as painful bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis is a condition in which a person experiences chronic pain and discomfort associated with the bladder. Both IC and IBS have been associated with visceral hypersensitivity. In terms of identifying causes to explain an overlap between IC and IBS, researchers have been looking at the role of inflammation, a "cross-sensitization" among the nerves of the gut and bladder, and other possible centralized dysfunction.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction:
Pelvic floor dysfunction is a condition in which the muscles found within the pelvis that are responsible for coordinating urination and defecation do not work as they should. Having such a dysfunction might well explain why a person would suffer bowel and bladder symptoms simultaneously. If you are diagnosed with pelvic floor dysfunction, you will find that there are a variety of treatment options available, depending on the severity of your condition.
Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS):
Some men may find themselves with the misfortune of suffering from this chronic form of prostatitis alongside IBS. CP/CPPS results in a variety of symptoms, including urinary pain, urgency and incontinence.
This urinary disorder results in symptoms of urinary urgency and involuntary urine passage. Research regarding an overlap between urge incontinence and IBS is quite scarce. Urge incontinence requires a complete medical workup as a variety of different health conditions may be at the root of symptoms.
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