Digestive Health

Can spinal stenosis cause frequent bowel movements?

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  • 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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