sábado, 28 de abril de 2012

Bowel Incontinence: MedlinePlus [NEW TOPIC PAGE]

Bowel Incontinence: MedlinePlus

Bowel Incontinence

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.
Causes include
Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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National Institutes of Health

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