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What are the risk factors for fecal incontinence?

Childbirth, especially using forceps, episiotomies, and delivering larger weight babies may damage nerves or muscles in the anorectal region. Chronic constipation or diarrhea, stroke, diabetes or multiple sclerosis may also affect nerves and/or muscles that control anal sphincter function.

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