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How should I cope with my feelings about fecal incontinence?

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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence is a clinical term for the lack of control over ...Read more