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I'm an 80 yr old female. I have periodic diarreha and fecal control. What causes these problems?

By Anonymous April 6, 2018 - 2:30pm
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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Common causes of fecal incontinence include diarrhea, constipation, and muscle or nerve damage. The muscle or nerve damage may be associated with aging (or with giving birth). Treatments are available that can improve fecal incontinence. Your doctor can tell you more.

As for diarrhea, there can be many causes. Read more here:


April 6, 2018 - 4:52pm
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