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Medicine For Fecal Incontinence In Children
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
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
Yes: Yes, many women with pelvic floor weaknesses may experience one or both incontinences. This is often related to stresses from childbirth. Treatment generally starts with exercises, but in cases of more refractory cases, other treatments may be required. Usually pelvic floor disorders are grouped together with urologists, gynecologists and colorectal surgeon consultants. ...Read more
First find the cause: First you have to see your doctor, to find the cause of your fecal incontinence, various remedies are available including muscle transfer spinster reconstruction surgical procedures. Also it is possible you can wear adult diapers, and prevent emitting fecal smell. Good luck. ...Read more
What dietary changes should one make to their diet if they are suffering from 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
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
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
Firm it up: In early incontinence, making the stool firmer can decrease leakage. Increase fiber or even add imodium (loperamide). Avoid drinking with your meals, which can make stool looser. Be careful not to get too constipated, however. We do have a lot more options for incontinence, so consider seeing a colorectal surgeon for treatment options. ...Read more
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
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