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Diabetes, had big baby vaginally, now fecal incontinence. Am I healthy enough for repair?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Ask your doc
Only your doctor can tell you if you are healthy enough to go for repair as he/she would know your medical history best.
Most likely, you will be able to as fecal incontinence is a serious symptom and one you should not have to live with.

In brief: Ask your doc
Only your doctor can tell you if you are healthy enough to go for repair as he/she would know your medical history best.
Most likely, you will be able to as fecal incontinence is a serious symptom and one you should not have to live with.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology
In brief: Probably.
The initial treatments for fecal incontinence are nonsurgical.
These include things like increasing dietary fiber intake and taking medications like lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine). Pelvic muscle therapy in the office can also be helpful. If there is a large defect in the anal sphincter muscle it may need surgical repair. Many people also respond well to a nerve stimulator that is placed through the tailbone.

In brief: Probably.
The initial treatments for fecal incontinence are nonsurgical.
These include things like increasing dietary fiber intake and taking medications like lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine). Pelvic muscle therapy in the office can also be helpful. If there is a large defect in the anal sphincter muscle it may need surgical repair. Many people also respond well to a nerve stimulator that is placed through the tailbone.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Dr. Michael Hulse
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