"My bowel accidents are happening more frequently now. I feel like my life revolves around this problem. I'm tired of soiled underwear and diapers and am at my wits end."*
It's not something people like to talk about. The loss of bowel control—also known as fecal incontinence—is a devastating problem that affects men and women of all ages worldwide. Severe fecal incontinence, in which you experience the accidental loss of solid or liquid stool at least weekly, is an especially debilitating problem.
If you or someone you care about suffers from fecal incontinence, you know how radically it affects everyday life. It's good to know that the right treatment can free you from the restrictions brought on by the loss of bowel control.
In this section we will explore possible causes and treatment options to help restore fecal continence. Although it can be difficult to talk about, you can seek relief from this embarrassing and frustrating condition. Just read on.
*These comments are based on the types of experiences relayed in monitored chat rooms where patients have shared their experiences. They are not reflective of individual patients, and may not be typical for all users.