Fecal Incontinence

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements. The person’s stools (feces) leak from the rectum uncontrollably. Bowel incontinence can vary in severity from passing a small amount of feces when breaking wind, to total loss of bowel control.

Causes of fecal incontinence may vary from damage during natural child birth, diseases like diabetes or scleroderma and years of constipation. Treatment of incontinence may require first determining the cause.

A very effective treatment for fecal incontinence is biofeedback training.