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Fecal incontinence in the elderly

Fecal incontinence in the elderly: Introduction

Fecal incontinence in the elderly: Fecal incontinence in the elderly refers to an older adult that is unable to voluntarily control his or her bowel movements. See detailed information below for a list of 8 causes of Fecal incontinence in the elderly, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Fecal incontinence in the elderly:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Fecal incontinence in the elderly. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Fecal incontinence in the elderly: Symptom Checker

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Fecal incontinence in the elderly Treatments

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Fecal incontinence in the elderly: Comorbid Symptoms

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Fecal incontinence in the elderly: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Fecal incontinence in the elderly

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

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's ...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, whereas there are many other less severe possibilities. Some...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,...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...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 possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, which is mostly harmless. see the...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...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...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 malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms ...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 known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, ...read more »

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Fecal incontinence in the elderly: Related Rare Diseases

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Fecal incontinence in the elderly: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Fecal incontinence in the elderly

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How Common are these Causes of Fecal incontinence in the elderly?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Fecal incontinence in the elderly. Of the 8 causes of Fecal incontinence in the elderly that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 7 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Fecal incontinence in the elderly:

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Causes of Fecal incontinence in the elderly Based on Risk Factors

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