Fecal incontinence

What is Fecal incontinence?

Fecal incontinence is a lack of control over defecation, leading to involuntary loss of bowel contents—including flatus, liquid stool elements and mucus, or solid feces. FI is a sign or a symptom, not a diagnosis. Incontinence can result from different causes and might occur with either constipation or diarrhea.

Questions and answers on "Fecal incontinence"

why do I lose bowel control only when I go out walking what can I do

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome,

Thanks for your query.

The presentation described by you is called fecal incontinence. The reason why you lost control over your bowels when you indulge in physical activity like walking is because there is a gravitational pressure applied while you are in the standing...

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What causes leakage from retum of clear and waste colored fluid?

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Brief Answer:
Fecal incontinence.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query,
The problem you are having is medically termed as Fecal incontinence.Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool or stool like fluid to leak unexpectedly...

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I have hemorrhoids, I take 50 million culture probiotic, often have loose stool, cant go completely at one sitting, sometimes pass gas uncontrollably, will leak some after a movement. anything I can do ?

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Hello,
Thanks for query.
From what I can understand, I guess you have written leakage of stools with gas. So my answer is based on that if I got you wrong you may please revert back.

Leakage of stool can be suggestive of fecal incontinence.Fecal incontinence causes stool and other fecal matter...

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i have been having some bowel problems for a while leaking feaces. and now am feeling poo coming out of my vagina while on the toliet and i have been waiting for my hosipital appointment for 5 months

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Fecal incontinence with Fistula.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.

Most likely you are having Fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum.Nerve damage...

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At times I suffer from fecal incontinence. The problem is especially acute if I have had alcohol, coke or coffee the previous day. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing in
There are n number of causes for fecal incontinence

The first thing you should go for is evaluate with a colorectal surgeon
In the mean time add fiber and bulk forming agents to your daily routine
A probiotic may be of some help
Avoiding precipitating factors like...

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Doctor, I am suffering from bleeding from my anus after passing of tools. Also I have to go to the toilet frequently. 6 times in a day. Especially after meals. I have to run to the toilet immediately after meals. Lunch Breakfast Snacks or Dinner. Also I am unable to control bowel movement. I need to run & go. Else I spoil my underwear. This causes problems when I am outside. Also I am not able to differentiate between a gas discharge & stool discharge. There might be an unexpected stool discharge along with gas or while I am urinating. Also it foul smells. Bowels are also foul smelling. After using the toilet also the smell remains. Anus gives a strange smell, due to which it becomes very embarrassing in the office.Do you have a permanent cure for this? I also need to stop bleeding. I have taken tablets like Enzaar Forte, Flaggyl 400, Immodium & Daflon 500. After which I have started getting XXXXXXX itching of skin on the entire body. So I started taking Cetzine which gives temporary relief. After another 2 days itching starts. Please suggest medicines for permanent relief from itching & bleeding.

doctor1 MD

Dear XXXXXX

Thanks for contacting XXXXXXX and Ayurveda with your problem, and on observing your history I have come up with following suggestions,concerns and preventive line of treatment.

1. bleeding from anus after passing stool could be from swollen blood vessel (piles/hemorrhoids) or due to...

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My problem is starting to worry me I use the restroom and everything will be fine for a while then I will have a stool discharge when I am sitting down or doing anything else.

doctor1 MD

Hello.
As per the description of your problem, this could be due to fecal incontinence due to the disturbance in the function of the anal sphincter muscles which tend to involuntarily contract to prevent any incontinence. You should consult with your physician so that this condition can be...

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I have recently had a colonoscopy and all is well, however, I often have anal leakage. I have trouble sleeping so sometimes take Xanax 2.5 or Tamazipam and wonder if these are the reason. The only other things I take regularly are multivitamins which I have taken for many years and have had no problems. Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Fecal incontinence most likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query,

The problem you are having is medically termed as Fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool or stool like fluid to leak...

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I have a problem with soft stool unawares when I pass gas I pass waste also

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
can be fecal incontinence.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for query.
It can be fecal incontinence.Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an...

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About once a week, I wake up with a small quantity of loose stool covering 1-2 square inches on my underwear. It's not solid but more along the lines of dark liquid. Any ideas?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible fecal incontinence.

Detailed Answer:
HI,

I have reviewed your information fully. This is suggestive of a possible fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence is more common with liquid stools. This might happen when the sphincter controlling the anal opening is weakened. Also,...

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Recent questions on  Fecal incontinence

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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!                                                  

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...I am suffering with shitty smell due to fecal incontinence( but never see any shit on my underwear) and would like to go to college because of the smell i am afraid to go?

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I have had liquid stools,abdominal pain around the umbilical area and lots of flatulence urgency and at times faecal incontinence for approx 1 year. I have tried orobiotics, a high fibre diet ,a low fibre diet and taking immodium, nothing helps any advice?

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I am a 33 year old female, I have had a problem with bloody, purulent, mucousy looking stools for about 3-6 months, I have asked my doctor about it and they did a fecal test and I never got any answers, a gi specialist took a look just inside my rectum and noted no active hemmorrhoids and told me it was nothing to be concerned with.....I am still concerned. It seems to happen mostly around 2pm every day after I have had a normal BM in the morning. The symptoms include very painful gas and bloating and anal leakage. It almost looks like my intestines are shedding....

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Had a hemorroidectomy on Dec. 1. Per instructions I have been taking MiraLax once each day (except for one day). Began bowel movement on Dec. 4, but each time it is usually a small amount and I feel frequent pressure on the anus to go again. There...

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I have hemorrhoids, I take 50 million culture probiotic , often have loose stool , cant go completely at one sitting, sometimes pass gas uncontrollably, will leak some after a movement. anything I can do ?

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I am having trouble with my bowels and colon . I have polyps even though a large one was removed about a year ago. I have bowel movements 3 or 4 times a day and after a few minutes, it starts seeping out; it burns badly and there are spots of...