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Pediatric Fecal and Urinary Incontinence Related to the Spina Bifida and Myelomeningocele

Fecal and urinary incontinence is common in children who have certain congenital diseases related to the spine that can interfere with bowel and urologic function. These children have normal bowel structures and urologic structures, but cannot control their bowels or urine due to damage or poor development of nerves required to perform these functions. Most suffer from neurological problems where there is a disruption of messages that go from the brain to the bowel. This can cause motility problems and an inability to sense the urge to go to the bathroom.

Learn more general information about pediatric urinary incontinence.

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Veronica Gomez-Lobo

Veronica Gomez-Lobo

Director, Positive Reevaluation of Urogenital Differences (PROUD) Clinic
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist
Hans Pohl

Hans Pohl

Chief, Division of Urology
Urologist
Marc Levitt, M.D.

Marc Levitt

Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon
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