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.
Leakage of stool. Yes, depends on the problem. A weak anal sphincter is the main problem usually- birth trauma, anal sex, nerve issue. Diarrhea can cause as well. Fix diarrhea, work on spincter muscle, surgery, interstim.

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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...
It takes persistence. First line therapy includes a high fiber diet, lots of fluids, probiotics and lomitil. Avoid foods that cause problems for you. Consider pelvic muscle rehab treatments. Sacral nerve stimulation with an interstim implant is very effective if conservative treatments fail. Check interstim website for a local provider. Read more...

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...

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... Read more...
Yes. There are bowel training programs and dietarymanipulations that can help. Ask your gastroenterologist. Read more...

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...

Fecal incontinence (liquid) during hot days, masturbation and walking - how to cure and why does it happen?

Proctologist. It appears that you may have an incompetent anal sphincter or other anorectal pathology. I recommend an evaluation by a proctologist for diagnosis and treatment which may include an exercise program to strengthen the anal sphincter. Read more...

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... Read more...

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...
Several. The two most high tech tests are anal manometry and voiding defecography. The most common tests are good physical exams and good histories. You want a doctor who is trained in fecal in continence. Colorectal surgeons and urogynecologists typically will have a team of people to help like dietitians and physical therapists. Read more...
History. Usually fecal incontinence is diagnosed by taking a thorough history. The underlying cause is often suspected after history and exam. Usually an anorectal manometry and ultrasound is performed to better understand the cause of incontinence and to determine the best treatments. Read more...