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Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence occurs when a person cannot control the release of stool from their bowel. This can range from the loss of an entire bowel movement, to the loss of a small amount of liquid stool. 

Any of the following may occur:

  • Having an accident before getting to the bathroom

  • Passing stool during normal everyday activities

  • Passing fecal matter while passing gas

  • Not being able to hold in gas

  • Difficulty staying clean