Bowel incontinence

Uncontrollable passage of feces; Loss of bowel control; Fecal incontinence; Incontinence - bowel

Bowel incontinence is the loss of bowel control, causing you to pass stool unexpectedly. This can range from sometimes leaking a small amount of stool and passing gas, to not being able to control bowel movements.

Urinary incontinence is when you are not able to control passing urine. It is not covered in this article.

Digestive system

The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

Inflatable artificial sphincter

An artificial rectal sphincter is used to treat fecal (bowel) incontinence caused by neurological or muscular dysfunction of the anal sphincter.

Considerations

Causes

Home Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit