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My husband has parkinson now he can't control his bladder or his bowels.is this a sympton of parkinson? Can anything help? It is very hard to go anywhere.


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replied April 14th, 2016
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Welcome to e health forum.

The most common urinary symptoms experienced by people with Parkinson’s are first, the need to urinate extremely frequently, and second, difficulty in delaying urination once the need is perceived, creating a sense of urinary urgency.

These symptoms usually indicate an irritable or overactive bladder that is signaling the brain that it is full and needs to empty when, in fact, it really is not.

In addition to urinary frequency and urgency during the daytime, individuals with this problem also may have to get up multiple times during the night to urinate.

Medications that work to block or reduce bladder overactivity can be useful in treating this form of bladder dysfunction. A variety of medications are available for this purpose, including older medicines such as oxybutynin and tolterodine, and newer medications such as solifenacin and darifenacin.

It would be recommended that your husband consult his treating doctor who can provide appropriate medical treatment to manage his condition.

I hope this helps.


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replied April 16th, 2016
How about bowel he can't control that either anything for that? Thanks for your help
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