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Suggest remedy for bowel incontinence

I am a colorectal cancer survivor with a difficult to treat anastomotic stricture at the surgical site. It s always very difficult for me to pass stool, and it s either too much, or too little. I have severe abdominal cramping, and from time to time, bowel incontinence. Over the passed couple of days, i ve been bowel incontinent, and when i looked in my underwear, i noticed the stool was in the vaginal part of my undies. Tonight, the incontinence was worse, and hard to clean up. It seemed i couldn t get the vaginal area clean enough no matter how many times i wiped. I m beginning to think some of the stool is coming out of the vagina. I m worried this might be an emergency, so i m asking for medical opinions on whether or not this can wait until morning. I m not feverish, and i m not currently crampy. Thank you!                                                  
Mon, 31 Dec 2018
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Hello,

Sorry about your health condition, it is possible that structure formation and rectovaginal fistula lead to feces may come through the vagina.

Yes, you have to consult your treating doctor to confirm that where is the leak and why is the incontinence.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist
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