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What are the causes of fecal incontinence?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees

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. J. patrick Tokarz
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

Both.

In brief: Both

Both.
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology

In brief: Many

It can be related to damage to the sphincter muscle or pelvic support, neurologic ( nerve ) problems, gastrointestinal disorders, food sensitivities.
...... Recommend folllow up with gastroenterologist, colorectal surgeon, or urogynecologist

In brief: Many

It can be related to damage to the sphincter muscle or pelvic support, neurologic ( nerve ) problems, gastrointestinal disorders, food sensitivities.
...... Recommend folllow up with gastroenterologist, colorectal surgeon, or urogynecologist
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Many causes

Fecal incontinence can be caused by stool moving too quickly through the colon such as with diarrhea.
Or from an inability to "hold it " or from leakage of mucous/liquid stool. Treatments include dietary changes, medication, physical therapy, nerve stimulation and surgery. A urogynecologist, colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist can perform an evaluation.

In brief: Many causes

Fecal incontinence can be caused by stool moving too quickly through the colon such as with diarrhea.
Or from an inability to "hold it " or from leakage of mucous/liquid stool. Treatments include dietary changes, medication, physical therapy, nerve stimulation and surgery. A urogynecologist, colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist can perform an evaluation.
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Dr. Kevin O'neil
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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology

In brief: Muscle weakness

Fecal incontinence can be caused by muscle weakness, nerve damage or interruption of the anal sphincter muscles.
Medical problems like diarrhea or ibs may also aggravate symptoms. Early treatment is important and usually includes avoiding dietary triggers, pt and electrical stimulation.You need a complete evaluation to determine the best treatment for you.

In brief: Muscle weakness

Fecal incontinence can be caused by muscle weakness, nerve damage or interruption of the anal sphincter muscles.
Medical problems like diarrhea or ibs may also aggravate symptoms. Early treatment is important and usually includes avoiding dietary triggers, pt and electrical stimulation.You need a complete evaluation to determine the best treatment for you.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Dr. Michael Hulse
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