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Faecal Incontinence

Faecal Incontinence - What it is

Faecal incontinence is a medical condition where a person loses control of bowel movement. In the mildest form, a person may be incontinent to flatus (gas). In the more severe cases, the person may be incontinent to liquid of solid faeces. 

If left untreated, a person with faecal incontinence may develop irritation or infection of the skin around the anus. Whether mild or severe, faecal incontinence is embarrassing and socially unacceptable. Depression may eventually set in or the sufferer may withdraw from family and friends. 

In most cases, faecal incontinence is treatable. A complete cure may not always be achievable but a tailored approach to the treatment can improve the quality of life for sufferers. If you or your loved ones are suffering from faecal incontinence, talk to your doctor. You need not suffer in silence. We will help you stay in control.

Faecal Incontinence - Symptoms

Faecal Incontinence - How to prevent?

Faecal Incontinence - Preparing for surgery

Faecal Incontinence - Post-surgery care

Faecal Incontinence - Other Information

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