Paraplegics may or may not have sensations of bladder and bowel elimination. The loss of sensation in the lower body can occur to varying degrees. Some paraplegics have no problem identifying these sensations and can eliminate their bowels. Some may use laxatives, stool softeners, and schedules to have a bowel movement. Many can have no accidents at all. For more information, go to http://www.ask.com/wiki/Paraplegia.