Restoring your Quality of Life – Understanding Fecal Incontinence
By Buffalo Medical Group | March 11 2019 | Doctor Tips
If you suffer from Fecal Incontinence, you may not even know it. You may know you’ve been suffering from digestive issues or that your quality of life has diminished. You may feel embarrassed, uncomfortable, or concerned to leave your house and participate in social activities. But, you may not know that what you’re feeling and experiencing is a common, and treatable medical condition.
Fecal Incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, which causes stool to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. It may range from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas, to a complete loss of bowel control.
Patients who completely lose control of their bowels are often unable to make it to a bathroom to pass stool, due to the rapid and sudden nature these episodes happen.
Fecal Incontinence occurs when there is damage to the anal sphincters (the muscles around the anus). This can occur during childbirth, which is why women are affected nearly twice as much as men. Because of the loss of muscle control, you lose control of your bowel movements.
At Buffalo Medical Group, we understand digestive issues can be a sensitive topic, uncomfortable to talk about, and can deeply affect your quality of life. But, we are also here to tell you there’s a solution and that we can help.
To learn more about Fecal Incontinence, and see if you may be a good candidate for treatment, complete the survey below, and bring it to your next appointment with Dr. Daniel Leberer, Colon & Rectal Surgeon.
Dr. Daniel Leberer, Colon & Rectal Surgeon is specialty trained in the surgical management of Fecal Incontinence. Learn more about Dr. Leberer, and schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options today.