Fecal Incontinence, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment – Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

What is Fecal Incontinence

The inability to regulate bowel motions is referred to as fecal incontinence. Stool seeps from the rectum unexpectedly. Fecal incontinence can range from minor leakage of feces while passing gas to a total lack of bowel control.

Fecal incontinence is also known as bowel incontinence. Diarrhea, constipation, and muscle or nerve injury are all common causes of fecal incontinence. Muscle or nerve injury could be caused by aging or childbirth.

Fecal incontinence, whatever the cause, might be difficult to address. But don’t be afraid to discuss this common issue with your doctor. Treatments can help with fecal incontinence and your overall quality of life. Fecal incontinence affects women more than males and is more common in the elderly.

Fecal Incontinence, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment - Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

Causes of Fecal Incontinence

Some causes of fecal incontinence:

  • Constipation or diarrhea on a regular basis.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • old age people.
  • Other medical issues.
  • The rectum’s inability to stretch.
  • Nerve weakness.

Symptoms of Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence can occur during a period of diarrhea. However, fecal incontinence occurs often in some persons. People suffering from this ailment may be unable to control their need to defecate. It may strike so rapidly that you are unable to get to the toilet in time. This is known as urge incontinence. Another sort of fecal incontinence occurs when a person is unaware that they need to pass feces. Fecal incontinence can occur along with other gastrointestinal issues, such as:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Constipation.
  • Gas.

Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

  • Medications that are typically recommended by doctors. These medications reduce stool movement through the intestine and stiffen up the stool.
  • The purpose of dietary changes is to avoid foods and beverages that induce loose stools are Caffeine, alcoholic beverages, some fruit juices, Vegetables from the bean cabbage family, Milk and dairy products.
  •  Other food items that may help with fecal management are bananas, peanut butter, Pasta, Potatoes, and Cheese.

Dr. Amit Agarwal
Director & Gastroenterologist Consultant
Agarwal Gastrocare Center Indore

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