Bowel incontinence

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Less common than bladder incontinence is bowel incontinence.

The cause can vary, but the most common stem from neurological damage to the anal sphincter muscles, which control defecation or emptying the bowels, congenital abnormalities, constipation with faecal leakage or behavioral or psychological disturbances.

As with bladder incontinence, treatment is dependent on establishing the underlying cause. If the sufferer seeks medical attention early, it is possible to effect a cure.

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