What is Incontinence
Bowel incontinence is the loss of bowel control, causing you to pass stool unexpectedly. This can range from leaking a small amount of stool and passing gas, to not being able to control bowel movements.
The rectum, anus, pelvic muscles, and nervous system must work together to control bowel movements. You must also be able to recognize and respond to the urge to have a bowel movement.
Causes & Symptoms
- Ongoing (chronic) constipation that causes the anus muscles and intestines to stretch and weaken, leading to diarrhea and stool leakage.
- Fecal impaction that is usually caused by chronic constipation, leading to a lump of stool that partly blocks the large intestine
- Long-term laxative use
- Colectomy or bowel surgery
- Not sensing the accurate time to have a bowel movement
Treatment for Incontinence
We at Bengaluru smiles are well equipped to treat this condition. Most of the people will do well with diet modifications, exercises, medicines, biofeedback therapy, bowel training.
Few will require surgery to deal with the problem and we have an expert team taking care of this.