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  • Dr.Niraj Mahajan
  • Dr.Niraj Mahajan
  • Dr.Niraj Mahajan

    What is Fecal Incontinence / Bowel Incontinence?

    Fecal Incontinence is the loss of ability to control the bowel movements causing the fecals (stool) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum.


    • Muscle damage- injury to muscles at the end of the rectum
    • damaging of nerve that sense the stool in the rectum
    • Rectum loses its storage capacity
    • Surgery
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Haemorrhoids

    When to approach the doctor?

    If there are the following symptoms:

    • Not being able to control the passage of gas or stools
    • When you are not able to make it to the toilet on time

    Fecal incontinence is often accompanied by other bowel Problems:

    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation
    • Gas
    • Bloating

    Diagnosis Tests:

    • Digital rectal exam
    • Balloon expulsion test
    • Anal manometry
    • Anorectal ultrasonography
    • Proctography
    • Proctosigmoidoscopy
    • Endorectal ultrasound
    • Colonoscopy
    • Anal electromyography
    • MRI


    • Anti-diarrheal medications
    • Laxatives
    • Change in diet
    • Exercises to strengthen the vital muscles to control bowel movements
    • Stool impaction treatment
    • Pelvic floor muscle training

    Surgery if the patient doesn’t responds to the other treatments

    • Sphincteroplasty
    • Treating rectal prolapsed
    • Sphincter replacement

    Post-treatment care is very important. Do not ignore the problem for the fear of embarrassment.

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    Dr. Niraj Mahajan

    MD- Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Uro-gynecologist , Infertility specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist.

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