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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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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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Can you prevent bowel incontinence?

Can you prevent bowel incontinence?

Perhaps: The causes of fecal incontinence are many and if you suffer from this chronically you should see your doctor for further discussion and evaluation to determine which treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can you explain fecal bacteriotherapy?

Can you explain fecal bacteriotherapy?

Stool transfer: Quite simply, stool from a healthy individual is transferred by enema into the colon of a sick patient. In so doing, the bacterial population from the healthy subject is transplanted into the gut of a patient whose bacterial flora is impaired (as in refractory c.Difficile infection). This experimental technique has recently been picked up by the lay literature & popularized. Don't try it at home! ...Read more

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Any help for fecal incontenience?

Any help for fecal incontenience?

Yes.: First you need to have a full evaluation. The treatment options will depend on the underlying cause. 'their are many effective treatments available. Usually see colorectal surgeon or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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How often should we urinate if stress incontinence?

How often should we urinate if stress incontinence?

Timed voiding: Changes in behavior can sometimes improve urinary incontinence. By voiding at "scheduled" times throughout the day, some individuals with incontinence may see an improvement. Typically, you should void 5-7 times per day (or every 2-3 hours). The idea is if the bladder remains empty then the chance of having incontinence is much less. ...Read more

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What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.

What type of procedure(s) can correct urinary incontinence if Oxybutin doesn't work? Can't hold my bladder long enough to make it to bathroom.

Operation: operation approximating suburethral tissue at bladder neck called Kelly plication helps Also abdominal operation called Marshall Marchetti operation helps ...Read more

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What an effective treatment to prevent fecal incontinence by autistic boy?

What an effective treatment to prevent fecal incontinence by autistic boy?

Constipation/ASD: Hi. Autistic kids tend to have more holding of stool involuntarily. Mineral oil 3 tsp at bedtime can help and reduce milk, starches, white floured products. More water, fruits, vegetables whole grains and supplement the nutrient gaps day. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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What can be used to prevent urinary incontinence?

What can be used to prevent urinary incontinence?

Kegels: Kegel exercises which contract the muscles used to start and stop the urine stream increase the strength of the pelvic floor muscles which support the bladder. This helps prevent the most common type of incontinence where control is lost with an increase in abdominal pressure (such as with a cough or sneeze) called stress incontinence. ...Read more

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Do people get fecal incontinence after hemorrhoid surgery?

Do people get fecal incontinence after hemorrhoid surgery?

Hemorrhoid complicat: One of the complications of hemorrhoid surgery is incontinence to feces or gas. This occurs if the muscles of the anal sphincter are excessively stretched or cut during the surgery. The incontinence may be temporary or permanent depending on the type of injury. ...Read more

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How can stool softener make you need to poop more often or just more?

How can stool softener make you need to poop more often or just more?

OTC aids to stool: Stool sofeners (colace) moisten & soften hard, dry stools whereas fiber supplements (metamucil) buks stool due to both water-holding & increased bacterial mass due to fiber digestion. Both products assume normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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Would you go to urologist or gastroenterologist for a possible colon-bladder fistula?

Would you go to urologist or gastroenterologist for a possible colon-bladder fistula?

Surgeon: A general or colorectal surgeon is where i'd go first. If the diagnosis is obvious there's no need for endoscopy. The surgeon can direct the evaluation, and the remedy is a surgical intervention. Good luck ...Read more

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Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Can you have overactive bladder without urinary incontinence?

Absolutely: Oab, also known as "gotta go, gotta go right now, " simply causes bladder spasms and the urgency to urinate. If you are able to get to a bathroom quickly, or your conscious control of your bladder muscles is strong enough, you can prevent urine loss. Typically however, oab tends to worsen over time, so the cause for your oab is important to determine. See you doctor! ...Read more

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Can bladder spasms cause you to retain urine?

Can bladder spasms cause you to  retain urine?

Unable to MT bladder: Not due to bladder spasms, but urethral sphincter spasms can cause some urinary retention. Urethral stricture, diverticulum, thrombosed caruncle, Skene's gland cyst or abcess are all urethral causes. External causes: cystocele, fecal impaction, uterine fibroid or anti-incontinence procedure. Internal causes: Stones, bladder or urethral tumor, ureterocele.Neurologic: MS, diabetes, spinal cord cause ...Read more

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Are you required to have a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

Are you required to have a prolapse to have stress incontinence?

No: Stress incontinence and prolapse often go together but they can be independent conditions. Stress incontinence occurs because of weakness to the tissue that holds up the urethra where prolapse occurs because of weakness to tissue/ligaments/fascia that hold up either bladder, vagina, uterus or rectum. Good resource for further info: www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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What can you do to treat flatulence that causes fecal leaking?

What can you do to treat flatulence that causes fecal leaking?

U need surgery: Of teh shincter and possibly other surgery, you need to see a gen surgeon or gyn surgeon who specailizes in this type of surgery. ...Read more

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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