epidural and incontinence 2 years later

Rosemary - posted on 07/30/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Has anyone had this problem. I had my daughter 2 years ago, an emergency c-section and needed an epidural, the attending allowed a student or resident learning the procedure to administer the epidural, which she did not do, took her several times, poking around, moving the needle around, and finally the doctor did it in one step. It has been two years, and to this day, if i sneeze or cough, I will lose control of my bodily functions, yes both right there. and I can't feel if i have to use the bathroom until it is time to use it, as in, i have to use the bathroom, and it has to be right now.


~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/30/2012




Have you talked with your doctor about this? Typical incontinence (bladder) is pretty normal after birth, regardless of epidural. Usually sneezing or heavy coughing will push some pee out. But not poop. This does not sound normal at all. It sounds like you have lost your sensory in those areas.


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Chaya - posted on 07/30/2012




I didn't have an epidural due to a spinal cord injury, but I do know that loosing a bit of urine is usually just a symptom of having babies. This doesn't sound like what you're experiencing, but that could be a part of the issue.
I have moderate incontinece due to the SCI, I can feel it happening, but not necessarily that I need to. Certianly see a dr, they can refer you to a specialist.

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