Some people with MS will never experience bowel problems, but up to 7 in 10 people with MS will get a bowel problem at some stage, either constipation or incontinence (leakage).

Bowel problems can be embarrassing and distressing. But discussing the issue and getting the right support and advice can help.

Some variation in bowel movements is normal - every second day may be your routine, or every few days, or having up to three bowel movements in a day.