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Question by  MSantora (21)

Could sciatic nerve pain be associated with bowel problems?

Lately I have had pain when walking, I also suffer from severe bowel problems and am worried that they are related.


Answer by  jalucia (936)

If you have increasing trunk or leg weakness, or bladder and/or bowel incontinence this could be an indication of Cauda Equina Syndrome. This is a serious disorder, which requires emergency treatment.


Answer by  worker6862 (30)

Gastric emptying and motility are associated with the gastric nerves and it has nothing to do with sciatic nerve. Sciatic nerve through its branches innervate the lower limb. First thing to do is to locate the site of pain while walking. It can locate the site of damage of sciatic nerve. Bowel problems may or may not be neural.


Answer by  worker2746 (2434)

Any type of pain can be associated with bowels. If the problem is lack of bowel movements and you are taking any type of opiod medication for this, then that is the most likely cause of your bowel problems.


Answer by  nairjula (559)

There is no direct link between sciatic nerve pain and bowel porblems. In your case it could be quite accidental that both these occure simultaneusly. These are quite unrelated events.

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