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Bowel Incontinence

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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. Millions of Americans have this problem. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults. It is not a normal part of aging.
Causes include

- Constipation
- Damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
- Diarrhea
- Pelvic floor disorders
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.