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Bowel Incontinence

Description

Bowel 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 get to a toilet. Millions of Americans have this problem. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults. It is not a normal part of aging.

Causes include

Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Consumer Summary Archived May 10, 2017
Consumer Summary Archived July 5, 2016
Systematic Review Archived March 21, 2016
Research Protocol Archived December 1, 2014