Fecal Incontinence - Symptoms and Treatment

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence is an ailment that can cause a severe issue for women who may find themselves releasing or leaking stools when it is not socially appropriate

Women who suffer from fecal incontinence—also known as bowel incontinence—find themselves limited in the enjoyment of life, fearing the inevitable leakage of feces when they least expect it. Furthermore, the fear of having an episode of fecal incontinence can cause many women to suffer from anxiety and undue stress related to the uncertainty this condition brings into their life.

Fecal incontinence is a difficult problem to endure, particularly for working women, active mothers, or women with an active social life. The threat of a fecal incontinence episode can be very limiting and prompt women to plan their life to a point where they lose quality of life. From having to carry extra underwear and garments to avoiding situations like air travel, fecal incontinence can create a world of trouble that can be avoided with specialized treatment.

Among the many reasons why a woman may experience fecal incontinence are:

  • Medical conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Diseases that cause diarrhea, bloating or constipation
  • Muscle or nerve damage resulting from trauma
  • Childbirth-related stress in the vagina or anus

The emotional distress of fecal incontinence should be one of the first reasons for women to seek medical help. Addressing this issue as soon as they notice fecal incontinence can help them avoid having to plan their life around this medical issue. In many cases, the prevention of future stool leakage can become a source of control over life, without ever reaching a point of anxiety or stress about the condition.

If you are already experiencing fecal incontinence that is leading you to have to use absorbent pads or even adult diapers, it is then time to consult your condition with a medical professional. There is no reason for you to endure fecal incontinence with modern medical treatments available at UroGyn Specialists of Florida.

Dr. Christopher Walker specializes in the treatment of fecal incontinence and related conditions. Along with the help of his medical staff at UroGyn Specialists, Dr. Walker offers compassionate and dedicated attention to his patients. From the moment you meet him, you will feel more at ease knowing that there is a path to wellness—and that should make you regain the quality of life that is stolen from you as a result of fecal incontinence.

Contact UroGyn Specialists of Florida and schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Walker and start your journey to address and resolve your fecal incontinence challenges.