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What are the causes of fecal incontinence?

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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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 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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fecal incontinence?

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 are the causes of nighttime incontinence?

Many: For children, bedwetting is common and gradually decreases as the child ages. The cause is usually idiopathic and improves with time. Some children require treatment for bedwetting including bed alarms, medications to decrease urine production in kidneys. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bowel infection?

What are the causes of bowel infection?

Antibiotics: Some bacteria is always in the bowels. At times, the natural balance is upset and you get an infection. Antibiotics are a common culprit. Probiotics, like those in real yogurt are helpful to some people. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fecal impaction?

What are the symptoms of fecal impaction?

feeling: Of fullness in your rectum that you can't get out, recent absence of a normal bm, sometimes leakage of liquid from anus or only watery stools as that is all that gets around the impaction. Need to be evaluated to determine the reason for your impaction. ...Read more

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What are the common symtoms of urge incontinence?

What are the common symtoms of urge incontinence?

Urge Incontinence: Incontinence that is caused by a sudden urge to go and unable to make it to the bathroom is urge incontinence. Kegel and pelvic floor exercises can help with holding it in. There are many causes of urge incontinence. You should see a urogynecologist or urologist for a full work up. Further information can be found at www.voicesforpfd.org. ...Read more

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What are the causes of incontinence in teens?

What are the causes of incontinence in teens?

Caffiene and sugar: Almost all incontinence in teens will be related to urgency and irritation to the bladder by these substances. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bowl obstruction?

What are the causes of bowl obstruction?

Hernia tumor adhesio: Most bowel obstructions are postoperative and related to adhesions (scar tissue) or postoperative hernia. Sometimes people with groin hernias or umbilical hernias will have a bowel obstruction and occasioanlly it can be caused by appendicitis or gallstones. Most of the remainder are due to a tumor blocking part of the intestine. Ileus is a nonmechanical obstruction'like picture that can mimic. ...Read more

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What are the causes of getting prolapse bladder?

What are the causes of getting prolapse bladder?

Many: The front wall of the vagina is immediately below the bladder separated by soft tissue. The vagina may lose the support over time due to factors like childbirth, gravity, repetitive coughing, heavy lifting, and genetic predisposition. When the vagina loses the support by any mechanisim, it tends to come down and eventually protrude throught the vaginal opening. ...Read more

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What are the causes of constipation?

What are the causes of constipation?

Several: Most common being meds, not eating healthy, not drinking enough fluids, sedentary lifestyle, and not taking enough fiber. Hypothyroidism, certain electrolyte disturbances, diabetes, poor eating habbits, laxative abuse and a lot others. The goal is to eat healthy, drink a lot of fluids, stay active, and eat your daily fiber. If this is not helping then see your physician for further workup. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of fecal impaction?

What are the most common symptoms of fecal impaction?

Several: A fullness or pressure deep in pelvis, unable to pass stool or gas, seepage of liquid feces around the impaction, abdominal distention, nausea, if impaced seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bladder infections?

What are the causes of bladder infections?

Inadequate Emptying: Bacteria are overwhelmingly bacteria present in stool (reason for advice: wipe front to back), grow back up the urethra (tube to the outside), some can partially adhere to the cells lining the urethra & inner bladder wall, may grow fast enough between voiding & not be adequately washed away during each voiding + several additional issues. See: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/872086. ...Read more

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What are the causes of prolapsed disc?

What are the causes of prolapsed disc?

Prolapsed discs: there are multiple causes including injury, arthritis and degeneration, only to name a few .If you suspect this see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the causes of cystitis?

What are the causes of cystitis?

Bacteria: Cystitis is a medical term for bladder/urinary tract inflamation. It is usually caused byan infection from e. Coli, a bacteria that we normally have in our GI tract. It is more common in women due to how close the urinary tract is to the anal area. E. Coli may be introduced to the urinary system by wiping towards the front after going to the bathroom or during sex. See your pcp. ...Read more

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What exactly are the signs of urge incontinence?

What exactly are the signs of  urge incontinence?

Urgency: This is where you experience an involuntary loss of urine immediately preceded by the urge to empty your bladder. Other symptoms of an overactive bladder can be frequency, urgency with or w/o incontinence, and the need to get up at night frequently to empty your bladder. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diverticulitus?

What are the causes of diverticulitus?

Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches (diverticulitis) causes abdominal pain and fever, treated with antibiotics. Try to avoid by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods and fast foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. ...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