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A 16-year-old male asked:

Irritable bowel syndrome or fecal incontinence? i have constipation, a smell lingering, moist anus when i walk or sit, and anus feels loose when i sit

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Fecal leakage?: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Alternatively, your odor problem is skin-related or neurologically-based (olefactory mis-sense). What's doc say?

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Last updated Jun 29, 2020

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