Overview

Bowel incontinence, also called fecal incontinence, is a loss of bowel control that results in involuntary fecal elimination. Severity can range from an infrequent involuntary passage of small amounts of stool to a total loss of bowel control. Som[read article]

Tests for Fecal Incontinence

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Anal Sphincter Manometry
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A digital rectal examination (DRE) is a simple procedure doctors use to examine the lower rectum and other internal organs. DRE is done for a number of reasons. For...  More
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Defecography
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Endorectal Ultrasound
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The colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It is also where your stool is formed. The last third of your colon is called the sigmoi...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside your body without making a surgical incision. The scan allows your doc...  More
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Stool Examination
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Medical Procedures for Fecal Incontinence

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Bowel retraining is a behavior modification program to help people with dysfunctional bowels regain the ability to have normal bowel movements. A complete bowel ret...  More
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A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a device that sends small electrical currents to targeted body parts. These currents are used to reliev...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Fecal Incontinence

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Repair of Anal Sphincter
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Urinary incontinence (UI) is a condition that occurs quite frequently in the general population. Although the condition is not life threatening, UI can significantl...  More
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Sacral Nerve Stimulation
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A colostomy is a surgical procedure that brings one end of the large intestine out through the abdominal wall. During this procedure, one end of the colon is divert...  More
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Transplantation of Gracilis Muscle
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Prescribed Medications for Fecal Incontinence

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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DOCUSATE (doc CUE sayt) is stool softener. It helps prevent constipation and straining or discomfort associated with hard or dry stools.  More
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MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE (mag NEE zhum hye DROX ide) is a laxative. It is used to treat constipation.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Fecal Incontinence

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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DOCUSATE (doc CUE sayt) is stool softener. It helps prevent constipation and straining or discomfort associated with hard or dry stools.  More
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MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE (mag NEE zhum hye DROX ide) is a laxative. It is used to treat constipation.  More
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Self Care for Fecal Incontinence

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Kegel exercises are simple clench-and-release exercises that you can do to make the muscles of your pelvic floor stronger. Your pelvis is the area between your hips...  More
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Dietary Modification
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Eat Small Frequent Meals
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Alternative Procedures for Fecal Incontinence What's this?

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Biofeedback is a purported technique for helping an individual become conscious of otherwise unconscious body processes. Through conveying information about blood p...  More
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