Can fecal incontinence have any complications?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The complications of fecal incontinence include irritation, itching, and pain on the skin of the anal area. Ulcers may develop in the area as well. People with fecal incontinence are at an increased risk of depression due to the feelings of shame and embarrassment that fecal incontinence can cause.

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