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My Stepdaughter is experiencing poor personal hygiene, incontinence and holding bowel movements. The following also describes her: Leaking stool. ...

My Stepdaughter is experiencing  poor personal hygiene, incontinence and holding bowel movements. The following also describes her: Leaking stool. ...

Stool retention: Stool retention is a common acquired disorder of elimination.It often starts early, after a kid has a hard or painful stool & tries to avoid going. Eventually the colon balloons out & emptying becomes ineffective. They often lose the ability to stop leaking & pass liquid stool that swirls around hard chunks. It often takes a pedi GI or developmental ped a year or more to straighten these kids out ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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My urthera opening seems to be swollen with symptoms of incontinence leaking abnormal discharge what could this mean ?

My urthera opening seems to be swollen with symptoms of incontinence leaking abnormal discharge what could this mean
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See a doctor: Judging the cause of abnormal discharge (either vaginal or urethral) in women can be difficult; you need to be professionally examined. STDs are possible if at risk, although usually they don't cause urine leakage. Maybe a urinary tract infection. If you have been pregnant with vaginal deliveries, that could be responsible. ome of these things are serious, so see a doctor or clinic soon. Good luck ...Read more

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My couisin has incontinence he smoked marijuana for a 1yr and a half he started to leak urine out of no were, he doesnt smoke anymore but still leake?

My couisin has incontinence he smoked marijuana for a 1yr and a half he started to leak urine out of no were,  he doesnt smoke anymore but still leake?

Should see urologist: Incontinence is not a known side effect of marijuana. The fact that stopping it has not changed this is strong evidence that marijuana has nothing to do with his incontinence. He should see a urologist to evaluate the cause of his incontinence. ...Read more

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Does passing large stool cause sphincter damage? I have incontinence and I have went to many doctors but nothing worked and I'm afraid that this might worsen the condition

Does passing large stool cause sphincter damage? I have incontinence and I have went to many doctors but nothing worked and I'm afraid that this might worsen the condition

No,...: What kind of incontinence do you have, urinary or fecal? If urinary and having regular bowel movement, the stool caliber would not affect the existing function of anal sphincter. Yet, to assure what your concern may be, be checked once by following instructions described in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. Then you can work better with doc for right diagnosis and care. ...Read more

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What products work best for stool incontinence?

What products work best for stool  incontinence?

See a doctor: I would follow up with a urogynecologist or colorectal surgeon for a full evaluation. Fecal incontinence can occur because of damage to the sphincter muscle or from nerve disorder. In the meantime, try increasing fiber in diet or with supplements. Sometimes a more firm stool is easier to hold in. Look for Butterfly pad at Target or Walmart, pad made for fecal incont. ...Read more

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What are surgery options for stool incontinence?

What are surgery options for stool incontinence?

Surgery ineffective: The truth about this difficult problem is that surgeries to try to restore or "strengthen" the anal sphincter are difficult and not predictably effective. An exciting option recently approved is sacral neuromodulation (interstim). This is a minimally invasive procedure that 'resets' dysfunctional nerve signals to the rectal muscles by stimulating the sacral nerves. Outpatient, easy recovery. ...Read more

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If I leak during pregnancy will I have incontinence later in life?

If I leak during pregnancy will I have incontinence later in life?

Not necessarily: Make sure it's urine and not amniotic fluid is the first step. Make sure your dr knows of this. ...Read more

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How can I stop leaking from urinary incontinence?

How can I stop leaking from urinary incontinence?

Urodynamics: We do a urodynamic test on all women reporting urinary incontinence that is bothersome. Frequently there is anatomic problems from childbearing that are mixed with bladder muscle spasm as the cause. The anatomy can be fixed, yet muscle problems may remain. They respond to physical therapy, neocontrol treatment. Medications can help but only treat symptoms rather than fixing the problem. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get sudden urges to pee and then leak. Is this urge incontinence?

Sometimes I get sudden urges to pee and then leak. Is this urge incontinence?

Yes: There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Different types of incontinence are treated differently. Some can be treated with surgery and others medication.A good resource is www.voicesforpfd.org. You can also discuss further with a gynecologist/ urogynecologist/urologist ...Read more

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Lately, my bladder always seems to leak or let loose completely when i push to defecate. Age 47. Is this an early stage of incontinence?

Lately, my bladder always seems to leak or let loose completely when i push to defecate.  Age 47.  Is this an early stage of incontinence?

Get evaluated.: If you have significant leakage or changes to your bladder or bowel control, seek prompt evaluation. There are many possible causes, from structural and anatomic to neuromuscular which should be investigated. See you primary care physician first, and give a detailed account of when and how you began to experience this type of incontinence. A urologist may then be necessary depending on the cause. ...Read more

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My grandpa's 80yrs, diabetic for about 50yrs, and having IBS for 5years. Till last month, he got stool incontinence, unfortunately! what can I do for hi?

My grandpa's 80yrs, diabetic for about 50yrs, and having IBS for 5years. Till last month, he got stool incontinence, unfortunately! what can I do for hi?

Cotrucel, Imodium (loperamide): Sometimes just changing the diet taking a fiber supplement like metamucil can help. Imodium (loperamide) might be helpful too. There is also a minor procedure that can be done in the office consisting of injecting a bulking agent in the anal canal. ...Read more

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Do I have stress incontinence if I can hold a liter but leak when sneeze or cough?

Do I have stress incontinence if I can hold a liter but leak when sneeze or cough?

Weak vs overflow: Usually, a little leak after a cough/sneeze/bearing down is a result of stress incontinence- a weakness in the valve system that helps keep urine in. But, if you're keeping large volumes in and not going to the toilet when your body tells you to, it can also be simple overflow. Don't hold your urine in; you can ruin the feedback system of nerves in your bladder. Pee when your body tell you to! ...Read more

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Having some small liquid stool incontinence following anal fissure 1 yr ago. Is this something that is fixable? Living w/it is difficult.

Having some small liquid stool incontinence following anal fissure 1 yr ago. Is this something that is fixable? Living w/it is difficult.

Yes: Anal fissure can be fixed with a cream, and/or a surgical procedure performed by a general surgeon specializing in colorectal surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can be done for stress incontinence in older women? Is tx indicated if only vigorous activity results in leaks and not everyday activity?

What can be done for stress incontinence in older women? Is tx indicated if only vigorous activity results in leaks and not everyday activity?

Many choices: Kegels (best is course of pelvic floor physical therapy), vaginal pessary (placed by gyne or urogyn), periurethral injection (office procedure for severe form of stress incontinence), or surgery. Minimally invasive sling, under local anesth, can be performed on women of all ages w/low risk. Incontinence does not need to be severe to deserve treatment. ...Read more

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Does passing large sized stool cause sphincter damage? I have fecal incontinence and I have went to many doctors but nothing worked and I'm afraid that this might worsen the problem

Does passing large sized stool cause sphincter damage? I have fecal incontinence and I have went to many doctors but nothing worked and I'm afraid that this might worsen the problem

See proctologist...: For your current fecal incontinence, it is very reasonable for you to see a proctologist so to decide what could be the reasonable things to do. As stated before, follow instructions in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/ so to work much better and closer with your doctor for reaching right diagnosis and care. All the best to your health.... ...Read more

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Proctitis ...Long history of ibs. Recently i've had blood and mucus with my stool and some incontinence as well.. I've also had pain in my rectum?

Proctitis ...Long history of ibs. Recently i've had blood and mucus with my stool and some incontinence as well.. I've also had pain in my rectum?

Check it out: Blood and mucus in the stool is never normal. Even though you have a long history of ibs, your recent complaints could represent inflammatory bowel disease. It may be just limited to the rectum or it could involve a larger portion of your colon. A lesion is possible, but less likely. Please see your primary care physician or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Small yellow beadlike ball in underwear, before loose stool happend twice. Anything to worry about? Or just hard mucus or incontinence.

Stool accident : Underwear serves a vital role- and here I think we have proof! Sometimes a little bit of poop can work it's way out whether or not that's related to a gastroenteritis. I don't think this is any cause for concern. Hope you're feeling better! ...Read more

Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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