Fecal incontinence is the leakage of stool (feces) from the anus. Fecal incontinence can be caused by constipation, diarrhea, anxiety or other emotional stresses, nerve injury, muscle damage, lack of exercise, or poor diet.
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerNancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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