Are there alternative treatments for fecal incontinence?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Some alternative treatments may be effective for relieving your fecal incontinence, depending on its cause. Adding fiber to your diet may help you manage your fecal incontinence symptoms if they are caused by constipation, for example. Your doctor may also recommend bowel training therapy, a process by which you can learn to strengthen your rectal muscles and regain some control over your bowels by learning to move your bowels only at certain times of the day.

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