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Should I talk to my doctor about my fecal incontinence symptoms?

You should talk to your doctor if you suspect your have fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence is not considered to be a normal part of the aging process. The symptoms of fecal incontinence can be embarrassing, and the condition can even cause painful irritation and ulcers on the skin around the anus. Treatment can help you manage your condition and may even relieve your symptoms.

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