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  Fecal Incontinence | AHealthyMe.com
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control the passage of gas or stools (feces) through the anus.
For some people fecal incontinence is a relatively minor problem, as when it is limited to a slight occasional soiling of underwear, but for other people it involves a considerable loss of bowel control and has a devastating effect on quality of life and psychological well-being.
Fecal incontinence, also called bowel incontinence, can occur at any age, but is most common among people over the age of 65, who sometimes have to cope with urinary incontinence as well.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic100586817   (1607 words)

 Fecal incontinence
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from your rectum.
Fecal incontinence is often a sign of late-stage Alzheimer's disease, in which both dementia and nerve damage play a role.
If fecal incontinence is due to a lack of anal sphincter control or decreased awareness of the urge to defecate, you may benefit from a bowel training program and exercise therapies aimed at helping you restore muscle strength.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00477.html   (3822 words)

 Hemorrhoid.net - Fecal Incontinence
Fecal incontinence is more common in women than in men and more common in older adults than in younger ones.
Fecal incontinence is most often caused by injury to one or both of the ring-like muscles at the end of the rectum called the anal internal and/or external sphincters.
Fecal incontinence can also be caused by damage to the nerves that control the anal sphincters or to the nerves that sense stool in the rectum.
www.hemorrhoid.net /fecalincon.php   (2494 words)

 About Fecal Incontinence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fecal incontinence is the involuntary leakage of stool or gas from the anal canal.
Fecal incontinence is the second leading cause of nursing home admission for the elderly.
Fecal incontinence is associated with significant social and mental health disability, stigmatization, and impaired quality of life.
www.curonmedical.com /Patients/aboutfi.html   (250 words)

 eMedicine - Fecal Incontinence : Article Excerpt by: Stephen D Seymour, DO
Fecal incontinence can be one of the most psychologically and socially debilitating conditions in an otherwise healthy individual.
Fecal urgency also must be differentiated from fecal incontinence because urgency may be related to medical problems other than anal sphincter disruption.
The long-term cost of fecal incontinence per patient, secondary to obstetric injury alone, is estimated to be $17,166.
www.emedicine.com /med/byname/fecal-incontinence.htm   (638 words)

 Biofeedback as a Treatment of Fecal Incontinence
Fecal incontinence in adults is the recurrent uncontrolled passage of fecal material.
Fecal incontinence affects quality of life through restricting work, recreation, and ability to leave home, impairing social role function, diminishing sexual activity, and increasing social isolation due to embarrassment.
Reduction in episodes of fecal incontinence and increase in voluntary bowel movements are the primary clinical outcome, typically reported as the percentage of children cured or improved.
www.regence.com /trgmedpol/alliedHealth/ah30.html   (3585 words)

 Research Priorities for Fecal Incontinence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
At the same time, quality of life scales must be routinely included in all studies of clinical interventions aimed at improving aspects of fecal incontinence, and the length of intervention studies should be sufficiently long to adequately assess changes in quality of life associated with the intervention.
Incontinent people are often shunned becoming reclusive for fear of being in a vulnerable situation and having to shoulder the sting of embarrassment time after time.
Incontinence is a symptom of something that has gone wrong, disease, injury or neglect.
www.aboutincontinence.org /Priorities2002.html   (2220 words)

 Fecal incontinence
Fecal incontinence, when due to a temporary problem such as severe diarrhea or fecal impaction, disappears when that problem is treated.
If fecal incontinence is the result of diarrhea, fiber laxatives that contain psyllium may help you to have firmer stools, which increase the sensation of rectal fullness.
Although some causes of fecal incontinence are harder to treat than others, most people with this problem can overcome it.
www.aetnapharmacy.com /AP/ihtAP/r.WSHIW000/st.9339/t.9987.html   (697 words)

 Fecal Incontinence - My Child Has - Children's Hospital Boston
Fecal incontinence can be caused by defects in the sphincter (valve that controls the closing of the anus) caused by previous surgical procedures for anal disease.
If fecal incontinence is suspected, your child will probably be referred to a pediatric surgeon who will want to first distinguish true fecal incontinence from other conditions, such as psychological constipation.
The range of options for treating fecal incontinence varies depending on the cause of the problem and the extent of the problem.
www.childrenshospital.org /az/Site886/mainpageS886P0.html   (817 words)

 fecal incontinence
The most common cause of bowel incontinence in otherwise healthy women is an injury to the muscles surrounding the anus during childbirth.
Passive fecal incontinence is related to a poorly functioning sphincter muscle, and the person is unaware that stool is being passed.
Urge incontinence is often caused by disease in the rectum, and results in involuntary passage of stool through normal sphincter muscles.
cms.clevelandclinic.org /digestivedisease/body.cfm?id=84   (809 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Bowel incontinence
Urinary incontinence, a separate topic, is the inability to control the passage of urine.
When a person is frequently incontinent of stool, special external fecal collection devices may be used to contain the stool and protect the skin from breakdown.
Most people who have bowel incontinence due to a lack of sphincter control or decreased awareness of the urge to defecate may benefit from a bowel retraining program and exercise therapies aimed at restoring normal muscle tone.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003135.htm   (1586 words)

 Transanal Radiofrequency Treatment of Fecal Incontinence
Fecal incontinence is the involuntary leakage of stool from the rectum and anal canal.
Fecal continence depends on a complex interplay of anal sphincter function, pelvic floor function, stool transit time, rectal capacity, and sensation.
Fecal incontinence was assessed with the Cleveland Clinic Florida Fecal Incontinence Score (CCF-FI), and quality of life was assessed with the Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life Score (FIQL).
www.regence.com /trgmedpol/surgery/sur129.html   (1039 words)

 Fecal Incontinence -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fecal incontinence is the loss of normal control of the bowels.
Typically, they only develop incontinence in later life when their muscles are growing weaker and the supporting structures in the pelvis are becoming loose.
Fecal incontinence may also be caused by a reduction in the elasticity of the rectum, which shortens the time between the sensation of the stool and the urgent need to have a bowel movement.
familydoctor.org /x1687.xml?printxml   (603 words)

 Fecal Incontinence Treatment at Mayo Clinic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists and colon and rectal surgeons are renowned internationally for their skills and experience in diagnosing and treating fecal incontinence.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum.
Fecal incontinence can cause people to stay at home and withdraw from social events because an embarrassing accident.
www.mayoclinic.org /fecal-incontinence/index.html   (272 words)

 Incontinence, Fecal
Constipation is one of the most common causes of fecal incontinence.
Constipation also causes the muscles of the rectum to stretch, which weakens the muscles so they can't hold stool in the rectum long enough for a person to reach a bathroom.
Fecal incontinence can be caused by injury to one or both of the ring-like muscles at the end of the rectum called the anal internal and/or external sphincters.
www.liversociety.org /html/incontinence__fecal.html   (2759 words)

 Causes of Fecal incontinence - WrongDiagnosis.com
Childbirth - can cause spincter muscle or nerve damage or pelvic floor dysfunction; sometimes childbirth-caused fecal incontinence does not occur immediately but later in the 40's.
Other conditions that might have Fecal incontinence as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Fecal incontinence.
Conditions listing Fecal incontinence as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Fecal incontinence.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /f/fecal_incontinence/causes.htm   (755 words)

 About Incontinence
Fecal incontinence (also called bowel incontinence or anal incontinence) affects people of all ages.
Frequent or involuntary passage of gas (flatus) without loss of fecal material, while not clinically defined as incontinence, may also impair a person's quality of life and warrant treatment.
Incontinence significantly impacts on social and work related aspects of an individual's life.
www.aboutincontinence.org   (410 words)

 Fecal incontinence - WrongDiagnosis.com
Detailed information about the causes of Fecal incontinence including medication causes and drug interaction causes can be found in our causes pages.
With a diagnosis of Fecal incontinence, it is also important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Fecal incontinence.
For a more detailed analysis of Fecal incontinence as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Fecal incontinence.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /f/fecal_incontinence/intro.htm   (867 words)

 Fecal Incontinence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fecal incontinence is a common problem, affecting from 1-60% of the population.
After a thorough history and physical examination, the evaluation for fecal incontinence focuses on quantifying deficits that are anatomical, medical, neurological, or a combination.
Colonoscopy (1 hour) and anoscopy involves visualization of the lining of the anus, rectum, and colon to ensure that there are no other reasons for incontinence, such as a tumor or inflammation.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/aha/umfecal.htm   (763 words)

 Fecal Incontinence
Fecal Incontinence is the inability to control gas, liquid, and/or solid stool due to the inability to contract the external anal sphincter with enough strength to keep it closed when the rectum is distended.
Incontinence is one of the major reasons amoung the elderly for admission into a nursing home.
The Biosearch Anorectal Biofeedback System 5 for fecal incontinence and System 10 for constipation are used as a means for biofeedback training and isometric exercise of the anal sphincters for users who wish to train these muscles in the privacy of their own home or in a one-on-one setting with their health care professional.
www.biosearch.com /biofeed.html   (1944 words)

 Fecal Incontinence: Bowel Movement Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition
Fecal incontinence can occur briefly during bouts of diarrhea or when hard stool becomes lodged in the rectum (fecal impaction).
The first step in correcting fecal incontinence is to try to establish a regular pattern of bowel movements that produces well-formed stool.
If fecal incontinence persists, surgery may help in a small number of cases—for instance, when the cause is an injury to the anus or an anatomic defect in the anus.
www.merck.com /mrkshared/mmanual_home2/sec09/ch129/ch129e.jsp   (328 words)

 Understanding Fecal Incontinence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fecal incontinence, also known as bowel incontinence, is an involuntary unexpected leakage of liquid stool.
It can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in women (as a result of childbirth) and adults over the age of 65.
It is estimated that approximately 40-50% of women report fecal incontinence after vaginal delivery, and about 45% of nursing home residents suffer from this condition.
www.mwri.magee.edu /urogyne/fecal.htm   (100 words)

 Fecal incontinence causes and treatments on MedicineNet.com
Bowel or fecal incontinence is the loss of voluntary control of stool, or bowel movements.
Often, embarrassment and the stigma associated with incontinence prevent people from seeking treatment, even when incontinence affects his or her quality of life.
In addition, some people with bowel incontinence do not see a doctor because they just don't realize that their problem can be effectively treated.
www.medicinenet.com /fecal_incontinence/article.htm   (380 words)

 Treatment for Fecal Incontinence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Treatment for fecal incontinence is dependent on the cause of the fecal incontinence, severity of symptoms, and quality of life.
Fecal incontinence can also be controlled or treated through a variety of medications.
Often surgery is required to treat underlying problems related to fecal incontinence.
www.mwri.magee.edu /urogyne/fecaltreatment.htm   (233 words)

 Incontinence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Incontinence refers to the lack of voluntary control of excretory functions; in fact, the term is a contraction of the complete expression (e.g., "incontinence of urine", "incontinence of feces").
This was sometimes used a form of birth control (An example would be the Oneida Community, which practiced Free Love and this form of birth control).
Incontinent is an album of experimental 1980s electronic music by the music group Fad Gadget.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Incontinence   (177 words)

 Information on Fecal Incontinence
Fecal incontinence, also called stool incontinence, is the inability to control the passage of stool or gas, which can be a socially and emotionally disabling problem for patients and their families.
In some cases, surgical reconstruction of the sphincter muscle may be required, especially for patients whose incontinence is due to an obstetrical injury or prior anal surgery.
The artificial anal sphincter resembles the product inserted for urinary incontinence, which has been used for many years with a high degree of success.
www.rush.edu /rumc/page-1108048098688.html   (558 words)

 Causes of Fecal Incontinence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
If something is wrong with any factor, fecal incontinence can occur.
This mass can be too large to pass; as a result, the muscles of the rectum and intestines stretch, and then eventually weaken.
Surgery to treat hemorrhoids also can cause damage to the anus and result in fecal incontinence, as can more complex operations involving the rectum and anus.
www.mayoclinic.org /fecal-incontinence/causes.html   (471 words)

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