Inability to hold stool in the rectum.

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Related Conditions and Symptoms

Fecal Incontinence Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Having control over your bowel movements is something most people take for granted. Generally, adults don''t have "accidents" except for an occasional short-lived bout of severe diarrhea. But that''s ...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Your body''s digestive tract begins at your mouth and nears its end at your rectum, the lower portion of the large intestine. Your digestive tract contains a complex system of organs that convey the f...
Source: MayoClinic

Fecal Incontinence Prevention

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Prevention
... It may be possible to prevent fecal incontinence, depending on the cause. These actions may help: Reduce constipation. Fecal incontinence due to chronic constipation can be improved or eliminated by t...
Source: MayoClinic

Fecal Incontinence Treatment

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Complications
... Fecal incontinence can be a source of embarrassment and shame. It''s not uncommon for someone with fecal incontinence to try to hide the problem or to avoid social engagements. The loss of dignity ass...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Fortunately, effective treatments are available for fecal incontinence. Your primary care physician may be able to assist you, or you may need to see a doctor who specializes in treating conditions th...
Source: MayoClinic

Fecal Incontinence Support

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Coping skills
... If you have fecal incontinence, you may not want to leave your house out of fear you might have an accident. To overcome that fear, try these practical tips: Use the toilet right before you go out. If...
Source: MayoClinic

Fecal Incontinence Other

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Overview
... Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from your rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence can range from an o...
Source: MayoClinic

Fecal Incontinence
... Anatomy of the rectum and anus. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you can get to a toile...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

Fecal Incontinence Articles

  • Fecal Incontinence
    ... Anatomy of the rectum and anus. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you can get to a toile...

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