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Best Fecal Incontinence Treatment
Stool loss.: Fecal incontinence is the involuntary loss of gas or stool. Their are many different causes and the best treatment would depend on the underlying problems. Many effective treatments are currently available. You need an evaluation with a urogynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends on cause: There are many causes for fecal incontinence ranging from nerve injury due to diabetes or trauma from childbirth. The treatment depends on the cause. Generally you want to reduce or eliminate things that increase colon motility such as caffeine & add enough fiber to make your stools formed and firm since loose stools are harder to control. Pelvic floor training can make the muscles work better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation/ASD: Hi. Autistic kids tend to have more holding of stool involuntarily. Mineral oil 3 tsp at bedtime can help and reduce milk, starches, white floured products. More water, fruits, vegetables whole grains and supplement the nutrient gaps day. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
My 10year old ds child has pull through operation to treat the hd when he was 3 months old and still has fecal incontinence. Is there any treatment?
Time for re-exam: Hirschprung's disease (hd) or something unrelated? There are lots of potential issues here--including dysmotility, pelvic floor dysfunction, proctitis (infectious, inflammatory bowel), behavioral (not uncommon), non-gi related (gynecologic, urologic, neurologic). Child will likely benefit from GI transit testing, anal manometry, defecography, GI and urogenital exams. Be well... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fecal incontinence (liquid) during hot days, masturbation and walking - how to cure and why does it happen?
My grandpa 85 year has bowel incontinence specially stool. he takes a lot of sugar in a day. is this common in this age or there is any cure for this?
Here are some ...: Cure is impossible but doing something to help modify his current dysfunctions in various aspects of life is highly possible. To do so, collect & bring the info on onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, progress, & resolution of his symptoms and their potentially related discomforts over time to doc for analysis + exam + tests so to deduce possible Dx for reasonable Rx, care, counseling... ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The tests for Fecal incontinence include:: Anorectal manometry, C reactive protein, Complete blood count, Electromyography, MRI of entire spine with and without contrast, Free T4, Rectal biopsy, Sigmoidoscopy, Stool culture, Sweat chloride test, Thyroid stimulating hormone, Tissue transglutaminase IgA, Xray of abdomen. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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