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Doctor insights on: Fecal Incontinence Post Colonoscopy

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What is Fecal incontinence a risk factor for?

What is Fecal incontinence a risk factor for?

Fecal incontinence is a risk factor for:: Urinary incontinence, Overactive Bladder, Urge incontinence, Stress bladder Incontinence. ...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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What products work best for fecal incontinence?

What products work best for fecal incontinence?

Full evaluation: Inestigation includes anal manometry and ultrasound prior to deciding on treatment ptions. ...Read more

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What could cause fecal incontinence while jogging?

What could cause fecal incontinence while jogging?

Weak sphincter: Irritable bowel syndrome hemorrhoids strain on your system increased motility. Please discuss with doc. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Fecal incontinence?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Fecal incontinence?

Loosing feces: It means loosing feces without being able to control lt. There are many conditions that cause it. A thorough medical evaluation is needed to assess its cause. ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Fecal incontinence?

The risk factors for getting Fecal incontinence include:: Constipation, Diabetes, Episiotomy, Forceps delivery, Hemorrhoids, Hirschsprung disease, Mental disorder, Multiple sclerosis, Rectal prolapse. ...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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Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Seek other options: There other options including sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of fecal incontinence ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a colorectal surgeon that does interstim. ...Read more

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What is fecal incontinence? Any 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 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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Is there an effective treatment for fecal incontinence?

Is there an effective treatment for fecal incontinence?

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 more

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How do they use ultrasound to evaluate fecal incontinence?

How do they use ultrasound to evaluate fecal incontinence?

Ultrasound: Endoanal ultrasound is common. A specialized prob is inserted into the rectum and ultrasound images are obtained to evaluate the muscles of the anal sphincter. If defects are noted they may be repaired ...Read more

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I have fecal incontinence in adults, what treatments are possible?

Some are available: If you have diarrhea, immodium daily is a good choice but check with your doctor first. A newer surgical treatment is sacral nerve stimulation (interstim) but you will need an evaluation for your symptoms prior to any treatment. ...Read more

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What is a more serious condition: constipation or fecal incontinence?

What is a more serious condition: constipation or fecal incontinence?

Both situations: Are not healthy for an individual on a chronic basis. Neither should be ignored if the condition is chronic or more than just occasional. See your primary doctor and if necessary they will refer you to the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Diabetes, had big baby vaginally, now fecal incontinence. Am I healthy enough for repair?

Diabetes, had big baby vaginally, now fecal incontinence. Am I healthy enough for repair?

Ask your doc: Only your doctor can tell you if you are healthy enough to go for repair as he/she would know your medical history best. Most likely, you will be able to as fecal incontinence is a serious symptom and one you should not have to live with. ...Read more

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Is a anorectal manography used to help diagnose the cause of constipation and fecal incontinence?

Is a anorectal manography used to help diagnose the cause of constipation and fecal incontinence?

One test: This is one means to evaluate the anal sphincter for damage from childbirth, other injury. Or sphincter spam. There are many possible causes of constipation ; this is one test isolated to studying just the anal sphincter mechanism. ...Read more

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I have a Malone ACE. I'm having trouble figuring out what to use to produce a BM without having fecal incontinence. I was never instructed on how to?

OTC stool softener: Start out with a stool softener such as colace or miralax. A stool softener will only retain moisture in your stool. Avoid laxatives since laxatives cause contractions and spasms of your colon to induce a bowel movement. If you use colace, ask for it at your pharmacy, use once or twice daily. You can taper it to once daily or increase it if you need to. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fecal incontinence?

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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Bowel Incontinence (Definition)

Bowel incontinence is the loss of bowel control, leading to an involuntary passage of stool. This can range from occasionally leaking a small amount of stool and passing gas, to completely losing control of bowel movements. Causes are numerous but include neurological, psychiatric, gynecologic, dietary and traumatic causes. Referral to a colorectal surgeon ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more