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Two times this summer I have had random loss of bowel control any ideas what would cause this?
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Maybe diet.
Many folks with fecal continence issues can achieve significant improvement without surgery.
Foods most likely to cause episodic incontinence or urgency are: milk/milk products (except yogurt), fruits/juices (except bananas), salads/leafy greens, caffeine/chocolate, artificial sweeteners. Cut back on these by half; add a psyllium fiber supplement daily. Drink water. For more help see your doctor.

In brief: Maybe diet.
Many folks with fecal continence issues can achieve significant improvement without surgery.
Foods most likely to cause episodic incontinence or urgency are: milk/milk products (except yogurt), fruits/juices (except bananas), salads/leafy greens, caffeine/chocolate, artificial sweeteners. Cut back on these by half; add a psyllium fiber supplement daily. Drink water. For more help see your doctor.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Fernando Austin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Variable Reasons
Limited information makes a precise answer difficult.
Possibilities include but are not limited to; pelvis floor muscle dysfunction - particularly if the writer is a female with a prior history of pregnancies, bacterial infection is less likely but possible, a specific food intolerance such as lactose or gluten products or other dietary intolerance. See your doctor for full analysis.

In brief: Variable Reasons
Limited information makes a precise answer difficult.
Possibilities include but are not limited to; pelvis floor muscle dysfunction - particularly if the writer is a female with a prior history of pregnancies, bacterial infection is less likely but possible, a specific food intolerance such as lactose or gluten products or other dietary intolerance. See your doctor for full analysis.
Dr. Fernando Austin
Dr. Fernando Austin
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