MSA Trust


It is quite common for everyone as they get older to experience changes and difficulty with continence – the bowels often become more sluggish and the ability to hold on when you need to pass urine becomes less reliable.

However when you have MSA these changes can be much more troublesome.  If you get constipated or have urine infections your other MSA symptoms may become worse because of these difficulties, so it is important to be vigilant about managing any bladder and bowel problems you have. Please see our factsheets on these issues below.

Continence in MSA

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Bowel Management in MSA

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