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Fecal Incontinence Urge Bowel Movement Generally
Does fecal incontinence involve a strong urge to have a bowel movement? Or do you generally expel without warning?
Either: Fecal incontinence refers to loss of bowel control, which can mean involuntary loss of gas, liquid stool or solid stool. Some people with bowel incontinence experience fecal urgency or a strong, sudden urge to move their bowels & may not always make it to the toilet. Others cannot sense the urge and soil their undergarments with solid stool w/o awareness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
I am a healthy 19 yr old yet I've been experiencing frequent bowel movements, fecal incontinence, and blood on my tissue paper. What is this?
Fecal incontinence incident days ago...Had bowel movement soon after & a lot of stool passed, could it be that was a 1 time thing due to constipation?
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
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
What tests can be used to diagnose a incomplete bowel movement and fecal incontence. I have had a colonoscopy. What do I need to ask my doctor?
Defecography, manome: There are specialized tests for these problems, usually supervised by a colorectal surgeon. A special x-ray takes images while you have a bowel movement and there are sensors that can test the muscle pressure in the rectum to see if there is a weakness (manometrics). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid incontinence: The colon's primary function is absorption of water (mostly right colon) & storage of solid waste (mostly left colon). Continence of stool relies primarily on rectal tone & sensation. An inflammed colon or one that is too active may result in diarrhea, whereas a sluggish colon may contribute to constipation. Fecal incontinence reflects rectal/anal disturbance (see my earlier healthtap entries). ...Read more
Stood up after bowel movement and urine flowed almost involuntarily, if not involuntarily. Does that mean I have urinary incontinence?
Fecal Incontinence: Fecal incontinence is estimated to occurs in some 5% of the population. The most common cause in the United States is the trauma of vaginal childbirth, particularly if a tear occurred or if a posterior midline episiotomy was performed. It is often not brought by patients and not asked about by doctors. It is treatable and manageable in most cases, with attention to diet, meals, a bowel journal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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