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Fecal incontinence

Fecal incontinence: Introduction

Fecal incontinence: Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it ... more about Fecal incontinence.

Fecal incontinence: Leaking or poorly controlled bowel motions. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Fecal incontinence is available below.

Symptoms of Fecal incontinence

Treatments for Fecal incontinence

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Fecal incontinence: Related Patient Stories

Fecal incontinence: Deaths

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Diagnostic Tests for Fecal incontinence

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Fecal incontinence: Complications

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Causes of Fecal incontinence

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Disease Topics Related To Fecal incontinence

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Fecal incontinence: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Fecal incontinence

Diarrhea can be related to food substitute: The food ingredient, Sorbitol, is often used as a sweetener in diet products. In some people, this...read more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed....read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more...read more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's,...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course,...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder...read more »

Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be misdiagnosed as various conditions such as overactive bladder or other causes of...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Fecal incontinence

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Fecal incontinence: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Fecal incontinence

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Clinical Trials for Fecal incontinence

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Fecal incontinence: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Fecal incontinence

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you can get to a toilet. Or stool may leak from the rectum unexpectedly. (Source: excerpt from Fecal Incontinence: NIDDK)

 

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