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what are some of the risk factors for getting fecal incontinence?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The risk factors for getting Fecal incontinence include:: Constipation, Diabetes, Episiotomy, Forceps delivery, Hemorrhoids, Hirschsprung disease, Mental disorder, Multiple sclerosis, Rectal prolapse.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How should I cope with my feelings about fecal incontinence?

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Dr. Joshua Katz
Colon and Rectal Surgery 28 years experience
Fecal Incontinence: Know you are not alone, and this problem is quite common and quite treatable. You need to see a colorectal surgeon and be evaluated. Start by eating regular meals, and keep a journal of meals and episodes of incontinence. Take precautions and with pads and garment changes. Study yourself and your habits and learn what foods you can and cannot handle.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some practical tips or recommendations for coping with fecal incontinence?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Corks: More fiber in the diet. Or metamucil.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of fecal incontinence?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Both: Both.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What sort of disorder is fecal incontinence?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Leakage: Fecal incontinence is when you have a bowel movement but can not make it to the bathroom on time. This can be caused by several things, including weakness of the muscles that control defecation, or nerve damage. A small amount is not uncommon in older folk.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is fecal incontinence? Any treatment?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Leakage of stool: Yes, depends on the problem. A weak anal sphincter is the main problem usually- birth trauma, anal sex, nerve issue. Diarrhea can cause as well. Fix diarrhea, work on spincter muscle, surgery, interstim.

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