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How is incontinence generally treated?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Severity determines
Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral.
Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication.

In brief: Severity determines
Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral.
Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
In brief: Options, Sling
Begin with kegel exercises to strengthen muscles that close urethra.
Some women leak because of poorly supported urethra after having babies, which can be fixed with a urethral sling as an outpatient 10 minute procedure with minimal downtime. Others need medication for over active bladder. While it's embarrassing don't acquiesce to suffer in silence, ask for help.

In brief: Options, Sling
Begin with kegel exercises to strengthen muscles that close urethra.
Some women leak because of poorly supported urethra after having babies, which can be fixed with a urethral sling as an outpatient 10 minute procedure with minimal downtime. Others need medication for over active bladder. While it's embarrassing don't acquiesce to suffer in silence, ask for help.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
Thank
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