Fecal Incontinence Index

Featured: Bowel Incontinence Main Article

Bowel or fecal incontinence refers to the loss of voluntary control of stool, or bowel movements. The condition can include partial incontinence, in which a person loses only a small amount of liquid waste, to complete incontinence, in which the entire bowel movement cannot be controlled. Diet changes and elimination of certain medications can help patients to regain bowel control. Treatment involves a combination of medication, biofeedback, and exercise.

Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Neuromyelitis Optica Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's syndrome) is a disease of the CNS that affects the optic nerves and spinal cord. People with...learn more »
      In This Article
      Neuromyelitis Optica Article
      • Neuromyelitis optica facts*
      • What is neuromyelitis optica?
      • What are the symptoms of neuromyelitis optica?
      • How is neuromyelitis optica diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for neuromyelitis optica?
      • What is the prognosis for neuromyelitis optica?
      • What research is being done?
    • Diabetes Treatment The major goal in treating diabetes is controlling elevated blood sugar without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar....learn more »
      In This Article
      Diabetes Treatment Article
      • Diabetes treatment facts
      • What is the treatment for diabetes?
      • Medications for type 2 diabetes
      • Meglitinides (Prandin and Starlix)
      • Sulfonylureas
      • Metformin (Glucophage)
      • Canagliflozin (Invokana) and dapagliflozin (Farxiga)
      • Thiazolidinediones: pioglitazone (Actos) and rosiglitazone (Avandia)
      • Acarbose (Precose)
      • Pramlintide (Symlin)
      • Exenatide (Byetta)
      • Liraglutide (Victoza)
      • Long-acting exenatide (Bydureon)
      • Albiglutide (Tanzeum)
      • Dulaglutide (Trulicity)
      • DPP-IV inhibitors (sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin)
      • Combination medications
      • Treatment of diabetes with insulin
      • Different methods of delivering insulin
      • Diabetes diet
      • The future of pancreas transplantation
    • Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation When vertebrae are broken or dislocated, the result can cause traumatic injury to the spinal cord. A spinal cord injury can have...learn more »
      In This Article
      Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation Article
      • Spinal Cord Injury Facts
      • What is the spinal cord injury?
      • What are the causes of spinal cord injury?
      • What are the symptoms of spinal cord injury?
      • How is a spinal cord injury diagnosed?
      • How is a spinal cord injury treated?
      • What is the outlook for patients with spinal cord injury?
      • Is there a cure for spinal cord injury?
      • Where can I get more information on spinal cord injury?
      • NIH spinal cord injury: treatments and rehabilitation
      • What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
      • How Does the Spinal Cord Work?
      • What Happens When the Spinal Cord Is Injured?
      • What Are the Immediate Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury?
      • How Does a Spinal Cord Injury Affect the Rest of the Body?
      • How Does Rehabilitation Help People Recover From Spinal Cord Injuries?
      • How Is Research Helping Spinal Cord Injury Patients?
      • The Future of Spinal Cord Research
    • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Lumbar stenosis can be caused by degenerative arthritis (the most common cause), tumor, infection, or metabolic disorders...learn more »
      In This Article
      Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Article
      • Lumbar spinal stenosis facts
      • What is the lumbar spine, and what is lumbar spinal stenosis?
      • What causes lumbar spinal stenosis?
      • What are risk factors for lumbar spinal stenosis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis?
      • How is lumbar spinal stenosis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis?
      • What can be done to prevent lumbar spinal stenosis?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for lumbar spinal stenosis?
    • Alzheimer's Disease Patient Caregiver Guide Caring for a loved one or patient with Alzheimer's can become a difficult and overwhelming task at times. This guide helps...learn more »
      In This Article
      Alzheimer's Disease Patient Caregiver Guide Article
      • Tips for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease
      • Dealing with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
      • Communicating with a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Bathing a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Dressing a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Eating: getting a person with Alzheimer's disease to eat
      • Activities for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Exercise for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Incontinence in a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Sleep problems for caregivers and a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Hallucinations and delusions in a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Wandering: a problem for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Home safety for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Driving: decisions for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Visiting the doctor with a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Coping with holidays with a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Visiting a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • Choosing a nursing home for a person with Alzheimer's disease
      • For more information about Alzheimer's disease

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Tools & References


Terms related to Fecal Incontinence:

  • Incontinence of Bowel