How can I manage fecal incontinence caused by constipation?

Anthony L. Komaroff, MD
Internal Medicine
If your fecal incontinence (unintended passage of stool) is related to constipation, your health professional may suggest ways to train yourself to have regularly timed bowel movements. These may include increasing your fiber and fluid intake and using various stimuli (from a warm drink to an enema) to encourage a bowel movement at set times.

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