Advertisement

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.

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.