Fecal Incontinence

overcoming fecal incontinence

Fecal incontinence can be an incredibly debilitating and isolating condition that impacts millions around the world, dramatically diminishing quality of life. At Digestive and Liver Health Specialists, our mission is to assist patients overcome this distressful condition and regain control of their lives through services such as anorectal manometry; with its ability to pinpoint underlying causes. We offer personalized treatment plans tailored specifically for our patients.

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Understanding Fecal Incontinence

Fecal or "bowel incontinence," can also be known as involuntary leakage of feces from the rectum. The severity can range from occasional small leaks to complete loss of control of bowels. Common causes for incontinence include muscle or nerve damage, chronic diarrhea, rectal prolapse or even medical conditions like IBD (inflammatory bowel disease).

Impact on Quality of Life

Fecal incontinence can have a devastating impact on a person's physical and emotional well-being, from embarrassment and shame, to feelings of social withdrawal and isolation. Everyday activities, like going to work, socializing with colleagues or maintaining personal relationships may become impossible due to fear of accidents; anxiety-inducing accidents further limit enjoyment of life to its fullest.

How Digestive and Liver Health Specialists Can Assist

At Digestive and Liver Health Specialists, we understand the impact that fecal incontinence has on life. Our expert team of gastroenterology providers and healthcare professionals are committed to providing compassionate care and effective solutions. We take a comprehensive approach in diagnosing and treating fecal incontinence.

Anorectal Manometry: We utilize Anorectal Manometry as one of our invaluable tools for diagnosing and treating fecal incontinence, helping assess muscle coordination in both the rectum and anus to measure pressure and muscle contractions. This provides invaluable information about the strength of anal sphincter muscles and potential problems.

Once we have identified the source of fecal incontinence, our team will formulate an individualized treatment plan tailored specifically to you and your unique circumstances. Possible treatment options could include:

  • Dietary Modifications: Our medical team may suggest dietary modifications that help regulate bowel movements and decrease the risk of diarrhea or constipation that could worsen fecal incontinence.
  • Medication: Certain antidiarrheal or stool bulking agents may be prescribed to manage symptoms and increase bowel control.
  • Biofeedback Therapy: This noninvasive technique helps retrain pelvic floor muscles and increase coordination.
  • Surgical Interventions: Sometimes surgical procedures may be necessary to repair damaged muscles or correct structural abnormalities.

Compassionate Support

Fecal incontinence can be an emotionally distressful condition, so our team of professionals is committed to offering supportive guidance throughout your journey. Our compassionate support includes listening and responding to any concerns, answering your queries, and offering guidance and encouragement whenever needed.

Take the First Step

Are You Struggling with Fecal Incontinence? It's time to take control and find freedom from incontinence once and for all! Don't suffer in silence: contact Digestive and Liver Health Specialists now, to schedule an appointment with one of their expert providers who will work closely with you in diagnosing its source and devising an individual treatment plan!

Don't go it alone; take that first step toward improving your future and contact Digestive and Liver Health Specialists today.

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