Bowel Incontinence in MS: Why It Happens, What to Do About It

Many people with MS have reduced control over bowel movements, but there are ways to take control back.
By Quinn Phillips
Medically Reviewed by Samuel Mackenzie, MD, PhD
August 6, 2019

Many people with MS have reduced control over bowel movements, but there are ways to take control back.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can disrupt many different areas of function in your body — not just movement in your arms and legs, but also your vision and speech. Another common area of dysfunction in MS is your pelvic region, where it can disrupt sexual, bladder, and bowel function. ICS Senior Vice President for Clinical Program and Population Health tells Everyday Health how medication and diet play a role.

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