funny you mention this, because I find I can't "hold it" near as long as I used to- my bladder, that is. I think it's something to do with the muscles in that area- during flares, you're going & straining so much, it's got to make them lose tone! Plus, if I am having a bm, even without straining, I find urine often comes out also. I could have just peed & I'm going again! And if I have to pee, it sort of makes the urge to have a bm start up also- if I don't go to the bathroom right away, the longer I hold my urine, the more I have to have a bm! It's annoying. But I don't have leakage or anything, I just can't hold it at all anymore. Makes for some interesting moments, I tell ya!
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...Current Meds: Lexapro 10mg, Azasan 100mg