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Doctor insights on: Handling Fecal Incontinence Condition

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What sort of disorder is fecal incontinence?

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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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 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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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 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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Can flax seed cause fecal incontinence?

No: There is no evidence or even anecdotal reference to that. Fecal incontinence is a sign of potentially serious spinal, neurological or colorectal disease. Please consult your PCP urgently if you have this complaint. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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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