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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 Fecal incontinence a risk factor for?

Fecal incontinence is a risk factor for:: Urinary incontinence, Overactive Bladder, Urge incontinence, Stress bladder Incontinence. ...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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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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What I encopresis vs fecal incontinence?

The same: One is just a fancy greek word for the other. ...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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Can Valium (5mg/day) cause fecal incontinence?

Urinary incontinence: Has been described but I was unable to find reports of fecal incontinence with valium. Diarrhea or constipation are possible. Fecal incontinence can sometimes occur with severe diarrhea. ...Read more

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How common is fecal incontinence in the elderly?

How common is fecal incontinence in the elderly?

Common: At least to some degree. Urinary incontinence is more common there is some promising research into slings for this type of incontinence just like with urine. ...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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Can there be some link between urinary and fecal incontinence?

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

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Can you tell me how to avoid socially awkward situations arising from fecal incontinence?

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

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What dietary changes should one make to their diet if they are suffering from fecal incontinence?

What dietary changes should one make to their diet if they are suffering from fecal incontinence?

Formed for control: Adding sufficient fiber to ensure a formed stool, will help you control movements by creating a more predictable movement and help to maintain hygiene. 30 grams of fiber daily would be a goal to shoot for, presuming there is no history of impaction. ...Read more

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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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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 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 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

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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 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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What can lead to, or is associated with Fecal incontinence?

The following cause or are associated with Fecal incontinence:: Constipation in children, Normal pressure hydrocephalus, Scleroderma, Constipation, Fecal incontinence. ...Read more

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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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What are some practical tips or recommendations for coping with fecal incontinence?

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

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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 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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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. 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