Incontinence, rectal

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Medical Definition of Incontinence, rectal

Incontinence, rectal: Inability to hold feces in the rectum due to failure of voluntary control over the anal sphincters with involuntary passage of feces and gas. Also called fecal incontinence.


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Reviewed on 7/1/2016

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