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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 if you have incontinence of stool. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Fecal 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 ...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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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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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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Help needed. I have developed fecal incontinence, I cannot control it when I have to go?

You need investigati: In 37 yr old fecal incontinence is not normal . You need to see your doctor physical exam, blood test for diabetes etc, will refer you for specialist for endoscopy, anorectal conduction studies, then you will have answers for treatment ...Read more

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What are the causes of fecal incontinence?

What are the causes of fecal incontinence?

Disrupted or weak: Anal sphincter but also diarrhea or ibs unfortunately people wait until the muscle gets to far gone to do much with. Sphincter repair, biofeedback and neuroma dilation r therapies now, but slings are in govt trials right now. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fecal incontinence?

Fecal Incontinence: Fecal Incontinence is not being able to hold in stool. May happen with soft, or formed stool. May be small amounts or large amounts. May be associated with sudden urge to have a bowel movement or may be associated without any sensation. Recommend follow up with gastroenterologist. colorectal doctor, urogynecologist, or proctologist.... ...Read more

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What are the tests for fecal incontinence?

Exam and history: Are the main things. Ultrasound can be done but the anal sphincter is quite palpable and other tests are not usually needed. ...Read more

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How come old people suffer fecal incontinence?

Depends: It can be caused by many different reasons from disorders of the nerves, damage to the pelvic support, digestive issues leading to soft stool/diarrhea.....Recommend follow up with a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon to evaluate cause and treatment. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Rectal Diseases (Definition)

Rectal diseases is also known as Anal and rectal diseases. Rectal diseases are medical conditions that affect the rectum, which is the final part of the ...Read more