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Spinal Cord Injury complications
Spinal Cord Injury

Complications could include:

  • Urinary incontinence is a loss of control of the bladder. It can be a reaction to a physical activity, a sudden urge, or dribbling after urination, and may be caused by aging, damage, or a condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bowel incontinence, also called fecal incontinence, is a loss of bowel control that results in involuntary fecal elimination. Severity can range from an infrequent involuntary passage of small amounts of stool to a total loss of bowel control.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Impaired sensation is often a signal that there something affecting a nerve or the nervous system. Changes in sensations are often subjective and difficult to describe, that is, experienced by the patient but difficult for the provider to diagnose and treat.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Impaired sensation is the inability to perceive things accurately with the senses. Decreased sensations, tactile hypesthesia, hypoaethesia, limited sensation, reduced sensations.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A lung abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs in the lung tissue. The infection causes tissue to die, and pus collects in that space.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, is the inability to get or keep an erection. It can happen to men at any age and is never considered a normal finding. The risk for impotence can increase with age, but age does not cause impotence. R...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bacteria that enter the urethra are usually flushed out through urination. However, bacteria that aren't expelled out of the urethra can cause an infection.
    Source:HLCMS
  • UTIs are usually caused by bacteria and can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Symptoms of upper UTIs include pain in the upper back, chills, fever, and nausea.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Spasticity occurs when muscles contract, become stiff, or spasm involuntarily. Spasticity can make it difficult to walk, move, or talk. It can be uncomfortable and painful at times.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Malignant hypertension is a rare and severe condition in which blood pressure is dangerously high. Learn more about symptoms and treatments.
    Source:HLCMS
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