What causes bowel incontinence?

Bowel incontinence, or fecal incontinence, occurs when you're unable to control the passage of liquid or solid stool. Bowel leakage should always be considered heavy leakage. 

The first thing you should know is that incontinence is not a disease or a natural part of aging. It’s a symptom or a side effect of something else. So the first step is figuring out what’s causing your leaks. It could be a symptom of another condition, or a side effect of certain medications, diet and nutrition habits, or lifestyle changes. 

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Source: Prevail eNurse Team.



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