Advertisement

How does fecal incontinence affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Fecal incontinence can irritate and damage the skin around the anus. The skin of the anus is delicate. Constant contact with feces can cause itching, pain, and even ulcers. If ulcers develop, medical treatment may be necessary.

Continue Learning about Fecal Incontinence Causes and Risk Factors

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.