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How can a vaginal insert help treat accidental bowel leakage (ABL)?

The Eclipse is an insert that is placed in the vagina like a tampon to treat accidental bowel leakage (ABL). You use a small pump to inflate a balloon attached to the insert, which presses on the rectum to prevent unwanted passage of stool. You can deflate the balloon when you want to have a bowel movement and can remove the insert yourself. Your doctor can fit you with this insert in the office.

At this time, this insert is not commercially available, but you may be able to use it through participation in a clinical trial.

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