Stool Leaking (Incontinence) And Thin (Pencil) Stools

Reviewed on 2/21/2023

Stool incontinence can be related to conditions affecting the nerves such as cauda equina syndrome. Pencil thin stools can be related to tumors or other obstructions in the digestive tracked. Stool holding common known as encopresis, can cause similar symptoms. Keep track of all your symptoms, and always describe any troublesome symptoms to a health care provider.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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