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What sort of disorder is fecal incontinence?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Leakage

Fecal incontinence is when you have a bowel movement but can not make it to the bathroom on time.
This can be caused by several things, including weakness of the muscles that control defecation, or nerve damage. A small amount is not uncommon in older folk.

In brief: Leakage

Fecal incontinence is when you have a bowel movement but can not make it to the bathroom on time.
This can be caused by several things, including weakness of the muscles that control defecation, or nerve damage. A small amount is not uncommon in older folk.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Control

It can also happen spontaneously - unable to let gas pass without letting fecal material pass.
There may be no sensation of stool in the rectal canal as well. Kegel exercises and buling agents like fiber can be a starting point for treatment.

In brief: Control

It can also happen spontaneously - unable to let gas pass without letting fecal material pass.
There may be no sensation of stool in the rectal canal as well. Kegel exercises and buling agents like fiber can be a starting point for treatment.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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1 comment
Dr. Denise Elser
using fiber or laxatives to have one full complete BM each morning is often the best way to avoid stool soiling. Pelvic muscle exercise is often the only cure.
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