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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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