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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?

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...

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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


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Cn meningitis cause slurred speech, stiffness in leg n arm, bowel incontinence, poor recognition power all together? Hw long it takes to cure fully?

Cn meningitis cause slurred speech, stiffness in leg n arm, bowel incontinence, poor recognition power all together? Hw long it takes to cure fully?

Meningitis: Yes, all of these can conceivably occur due to meningitis and secondary encephalitis. Cure will depend upon the cause of the meningitis and the therapy employed, the duration of illness before onset of treatment, the prior condition of the person infected, and other factors.

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Is bowel incontinence common?

Is bowel incontinence common?

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.

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How is bowel incontinence typically treated?

How is bowel incontinence typically treated?

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.

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What should I do if I have bowel incontinence?

What should I do if I have bowel incontinence?

Lots of options: Colorectal surgeons treat bowel incontinence. We have a lot of really good treatments available now, including both surgical and non-surgical options. You no longer have to limit your lifestyle because of this embarrassing condition. Make an appointment to discuss your options with a colorectal surgeon.

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With bowel incontinence, should you be more worried when you can't feel when it happens? What does this mean as opposed to if you can? Not full bm occu

With bowel incontinence, should you be more worried when you can't feel when it happens? What does this mean as opposed to if you can? Not full bm occu

Maybe: It really depends on whats going on, but the less sensation the mor need to treat soon and try to trstore function to avoid an unfixable problem.

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What is fecal incontinence? Any treatment?

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.

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Does long term use of movicol cause dependency or bowel incontinence? Thanks in advance

Does long term use of movicol cause dependency or bowel incontinence? Thanks in advance

Neither: Movicol does not cause dependency. In a Dutch study in children, bowel incontinence episodes actually decreased after taking the equivalent drug (polyethylene glycol with electrolytes, the generic version of movicol) for 8 weeks.

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What are the causes of bowel incontinence?

What are the causes of bowel incontinence?

Many: There are many causes of incontinence, or loss of control of bowel function. Neurologic injury, such as spinal trauma; neurologic disease such as ms; injury to the sphincer muscle by surgery or even childbirth can cause this as well.

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What is the definition or description of: bowel incontinence?

What is the definition or description of: bowel incontinence?

See below: 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 can determine the cause.

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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.

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Is there an effective treatment for fecal incontinence?

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.

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What surgical operations are done to treat bowel incontinence?

Depends on cause: For example, incontinence caused by inflammatory bowel disease is often treated medically, with surgery (removal of part or all of the colon) as a last resort. Celiac disease, caused by a gluten allergy, can often be treated by changing diet. Incontinence caused by an anatomic problem such as a disrupted anal sphincter can be treated with physical therapy or surgery.

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How should I consult a doctor if a loved one has bowel incontinence?

How should I consult a doctor if a loved one has bowel incontinence?

To cope...: Show you genuine willingness to help and support... So, it's said: Life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation. With these in mind, you will become more capable to learn and retain what you learn when, where, what, & how to timely help & support the loved one. And ask Doc for more specific guides...

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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

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My 10year old ds child has pull through operation to treat the hd when he was 3 months old and still has fecal incontinence. Is there any treatment?

Time for re-exam: Hirschprung's disease (hd) or something unrelated? There are lots of potential issues here--including dysmotility, pelvic floor dysfunction, proctitis (infectious, inflammatory bowel), behavioral (not uncommon), non-gi related (gynecologic, urologic, neurologic). Child will likely benefit from GI transit testing, anal manometry, defecography, GI and urogenital exams. Be well...

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Which physician treats bowel incontinence?

Colorectal surgeons: Colorectal surgeons treat bowel incontinence. We have a lot of really good treatments available now, including both surgical and non-surgical options. You no longer have to limit your lifestyle because of this embarrassing condition.

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I am embarrassed about my bowel incontinence. What can I do about it?

I am embarrassed about my bowel incontinence. What can I do about it?

Bowel leakage : Is upsetting and embarassing. A GI doctor or colorectal surgeon or urogynecologist can help evaluate the problem and suggest treatments.

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What suggestions are there to control bowel incontinence with multiple sclerosis? Is the incontinence permanent when it develops with ms?

Suggestions: Generically, I like to start with increased amounts of fibre into the diet. Would avoid stimulants such as caffeine and also, alcohol. Would want to be certain that there is no added co-morbidity, such as a colonic cancer which can be causing issues.

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I'm 4 mo pregnant w/ my 3rd child (all c-sections)& I'm having bowel incontinence issues. This has never happened before. Is there anything I can do?

I'm 4 mo pregnant w/ my 3rd child (all c-sections)& I'm having bowel incontinence issues. This has never happened before. Is there anything I can do?

Discuss with OB: You should discuss this with your obstetrician. Also, at the visit, ask of a referral to a colorectal surgeon either before or after delivery would be appropriate to help determine the cause, and come up with a treatment plan. Hope this helps!

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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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