Bowel Incontinence: MedlinePlus
Also called: encopresis, stool soiling
Bowel incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you get to a toilet. More than 5.5 million Americans have bowel incontinence. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Bowel Incontinence is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases