The National Stroke Association provides fact sheets on a number of topics related to Stroke Recovery, including bladder and bowel functioning:
Problems with bladder and bowel function are common but distressing for stroke survivors. “Going to the bathroom” after suffering a stroke may be complicated by:
- Urinary incontinence: being unable to control your urination.
- Urinary retention: trouble urinating or not completely emptying your bladder.
- Constipation: being unable to have a regular bowel movement.
- Bowel incontinence: being unable to control your release of stool.
For information, please access the National Stroke Association's Recovery After Stroke: Bladder and Bowel Function fact sheet. Additional downloadable fact sheets are provided by the National Stroke Association in their resource archives.