Bowel incontinence is the impaired ability to control gas or stool. Causes may include diminished muscle strength with age, injury during childbirth, trauma, or infections around the anal area.
Bowel Incontinence, or Fecal Incontinence, is when you have problems controlling your bowels. The inability to control bowel movements, resulting in involuntary soiling. Some people experience incontinence every day, whereas for others the problem only occurs from time to time.
The most common causes of Bowel incontinence in Vero Beach are anal sphincter damage due to trauma, previous rectal surgery or vaginal delivery; or damage to the pudendal nerves (the nerve that controls the pelvic floor muscles and transmit the sensation from the rectal area to the brain) either from trauma, pregnancy or diabetes. Female patients are especially vulnerable because of the stress and possible injuries that pelvic muscles and nerves withstand during pregnancy.
Diseases such as colitis, which cause inflammation in the rectum, may contribute to anal control problems. Treating these diseases also may eliminate or improve the Bowel incontinence in Vero Beach. Additionally, a change in prescribed medications may help.
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