Managing Multiple Sclerosis-Related Bowel and Bladder Issues

In this video from the National MS Society, multiple sclerosis patients and medical professionals talk about some of the bowel and bladder problems associated with the disease.

MORE: Vlogger explains how she managed her MS-related bladder issues.

The film explains how important it is for those living with MS to overcome any embarrassment when it comes to talking about bladder and bowel problems with their doctors. Problems can often be easily treated and early intervention and treatment can save weeks, months and even years of discomfort.

Doctors will usually refer MS patients to a urologist if they’re having problems with their bladder. Dr. Kelli Berzuk explains that bladder and bowel problems can have a huge impact on patients’ quality of life and make them feel very isolated.

MORE: Seven tips for dealing with MS-related urinary problems.

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  1. Karla Golding says:

    I appreciate your newsletter. However, I was a little disappointed in your review of options for issues with MS related bladder incontinence. I know about this and the options from a very personal perspective! For the last several years my urologist has been using Botox on the muscles of my bladder. That Botox was not even mentioned is a shame, and I do not understand that. The process is easy and painfree. The combination of the Botox and intermittent self-catheterization has truly improved my quality of life, and I’m grateful.

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