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Digestive Health

Can spinal stenosis cause frequent bowel movements?

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  • AAngela Mark, MD, Neurology, answered on behalf of NorthShore University HealthSystem
    The more worrisome bowel symptom in spinal stenosis is bowel incontinence where you have bowel movements unexpectedly and without your control. This may be a surgical emergency called cauda equina syndrome and should be evaluated immediately.
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