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I'm pretty I have fecal incontinence/leakage, thought it was a rectal yeast infection or anal fissure but is surgery the only sure effective treatment?

I'm pretty I have fecal incontinence/leakage, thought it was a rectal yeast infection or anal fissure but is surgery the only sure effective treatment?

Depends: Seepage and staining with liquid stool are usually due to hemorrhoids. Incontinence to solid stool is more serious and needs testing with manometry, electromyogram etc. You should not be on MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if you have incontinence of stool. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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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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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

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

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? ...Read more

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How can rectal prolapse cause fecal incontinence?

How can rectal prolapse cause fecal incontinence?

Sphincter can't shut: In rectal prolapse the sphincter is generally intact but because the rectum is coming out of the anus it is in a somewhat open position and although constipation is the most frequent cause of prolapse once the prolapse is full thickness any loose stool will likely escape. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is fecal incontinence?

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. ...Read more

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Hi! I'm having severe rectal pain when I sneeze. My stool has been smaller than normal and I had an episode of fecal incontinence today as well. Help.

Hi! I'm having severe rectal pain when I sneeze. My stool has been smaller than normal and I had an episode of fecal incontinence today as well. Help.

Fissure/constipation: It can be fissure causing constipation and pain or constipation causing fissure and pain. If you had rectal sex...that will cause also. Use OTC hemorrhoid suppository twice a day.....get better. See PMD for full eval.. ...Read more

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How should I cope with my feelings about fecal incontinence?

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. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm in my early 20's and I have fecal incontinence. how do I fix it?

What to do if I'm in my early 20's and I have fecal incontinence. how do I fix it?

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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Can you tell me how to avoid socially awkward situations arising from fecal incontinence?

First find the cause: First you have to see your doctor , to find the cause of your fecal incontinence , various remedies are available including muscle transfer spinster reconstruction surgical procedures. Also it is possible you can wear adult diapers , and prevent emitting fecal smell . Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Stool Leaking (Incontinence) (Definition)

Fecal incontinence is a condition in which there is lack of bowel movement control. While it is normal in infants, fecal incontinence can be due to nervous system or gut problems such as severe constipation in adults. ...Read more


Dr. Debora McClary
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Anal And Rectal Diseases (Definition)

Anal and rectal diseases are conditions that effect the bottom end of the digest tract, including the anus. These conditions may include hemorrhoids, cancer, warts, ...Read more