The symptoms of fecal incontinence are:
- Inability to resist the urge to defecate
- Inability to sense the need of defecation
- Gas accumulation
The inability to control bowel movements, thereby leading to unexpected leakage of stools from the rectum is called fecal incontinence. It could be simpler meaning occasional leakage of stool while passing gas or it could also be complete loss of bowel control.
Fecal incontinence can be embarrassing but do consult a doctor at the earliest. If left untreated, the problems could worsen and decrease the quality of your life.
At Medanta, your doctor may use many methods to diagnose fecal incontinence. They include:...
At Medanta, your doctor may use many methods to diagnose fecal incontinence. They include:
Depending on what the cause of your fecal incontinence is, treatments at Medanta could include:..
Depending on what the cause of your fecal incontinence is, treatments at Medanta could include:
Doctors might go for drugs like bulk laxatives, anti-diarrheal drugs and bulking agents.
It helps to restore muscle strength, improve anal sphincter control and the awareness of the urge to defecate. Some options are biofeedback and bowel training.
The sacral nerves control your urge to defecate and regulate the muscles of the rectum and anus. A small device that sends electrical impulses may be implanted to strengthen bowel muscles.
The surgical options used to treat fecal incontinence are:
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