Diminished Sensation Of Need To Move Bowels

Etiology

  • Cauda equina
  • Other
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Peripheral neuropathy for any reason

Symptoms

  • Nocturnal leakage
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Distal impaired sensation if peripheral neuropathy

Physical Exam Findings

  • Impaired peri-anal sensation
  • Decrease rectal tone
  • Impaired ability to squeeze
  • Cavernous rectum
  • Other pns or cns findings