I have noticed as I lose my urinary control, I am also losing bowel control at a slower level. I have never had an accident, but the urgency is much higher than a year ago. I find myself on occasion rushing to the bathroom, pulling down the diaper and only a second or two before the movement occurs. This generally only happens when the fecal matter is very softer or watery.
So my question is, do you find your control over bowels affected at all by your urinary incontinence? Are the two sphincters related? Connected to the same muscle system? Please excuse my ignorance if this is a stupid question.