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How is bowel incontinence typically treated?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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Dr. George Kingsley III
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dpends on Cause

Damage the the rectal sphincter in childbirth is a common cause of bowel incontinence.
Trauma, diabetes, irritable bowel disease, and inflammatory bowel disease may also be contributing factors. If it's from childbirth, see your OB as a repair of the muscle can be successful if too much time has not passed. If not pregnancy related, see an internal medicine doctor or GI specialist.

In brief: Dpends on Cause

Damage the the rectal sphincter in childbirth is a common cause of bowel incontinence.
Trauma, diabetes, irritable bowel disease, and inflammatory bowel disease may also be contributing factors. If it's from childbirth, see your OB as a repair of the muscle can be successful if too much time has not passed. If not pregnancy related, see an internal medicine doctor or GI specialist.
Dr. George Kingsley III
Dr. George Kingsley III
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