Anal surgery can also damage the anal sphincters or nerves, leading to bowel incontinence. There are many other potential causes of bowel incontinence, including: Diarrhea (often due to an
Jul 05, 2016 To assess the efficacy and comparative effectiveness of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for fecal incontinence (FI) in adults. Data sources Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, PEDro, CINAHL, AMED, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); hand searches of systematic reviews.
Biofeedback: Often used in conjunction with bowel trainingthe regular scheduling of toilet visitsbiofeedback training is one of the most effective treatments for fecal incontinence, according to Rao. The treatment aims to improve anal sphincter function, particularly the voluntary ability to squeeze and maintain the squeeze, he says.