Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence is the leakage of feces from the anus due to difficulty with defecation (leakage of urine is called urinary incontinence). The simplest cause may be temporary fecal incontinence that occurs with diarrhea in acute or chronic diarrheal disorders. For chronic fecal incontinence, the cause may be a muscle ...

... More on Fecal Incontinence »

Introduction: Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence, also called a bowel control problem, is the accidental passing of solid or liquid stool or mucus from the rectum. Fecal incontinence includes the inability to hold a bowel movement until reaching a toilet as well as passing ...1

... More on Fecal Incontinence »

Causes List: Fecal Incontinence

Some of the causes of the condition may include:2 Causes of Fecal incontinence:

... More Causes of Fecal Incontinence »

Causes List for Fecal Incontinence

Some possible causes of Fecal Incontinence or similar disorders may include:3

... Full Causes List for Fecal Incontinence »

Types of Fecal Incontinence

Some of the types of this condition may include:4 Types of Fecal incontinence:

... More Types of Fecal Incontinence »

Diagnosis of Fecal Incontinence

Older people sometimes have problems controlling their bladder. This is called urinary incontinence and it can often be treated. If you have trouble controlling your bladder or bowels, it is important to let the doctor know. To bring up the ...5

... More on Diagnosis of Fecal Incontinence »

Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Anal incontinence ; Fecal incontinence ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)6 ...

... More General Information on Fecal Incontinence »

   •   •   •


  1. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ health-topics/ digestive-diseases/ fecal-incontinence/ Pages/ facts.aspx
  2. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  5. Source: NIA (NIH): nia.nih.gov/ health/ tips-discussing-sensitive-topics-your-doctor
  6. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C2712028/ 

   •   •   •

Note: This site is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. See your doctor or other qualified medical professional for all your medical needs.