Stool Leakage?! We Can Help.
Stool/fecal incontinence is the inability to control one’s bowel movement resulting in unintentional stool leakage from the rectum. It ranges from minor leakage of stool to uncontrollable stool accidents.
Fecal incontinence affects approximately 2-3% of the population. Though it is not life-threatening, it does negatively impact one’s quality of life. Successful management of this requires a thorough evaluation, identification of the possible cause, and instituting a treatment approach tailored to the individual. In addition to medical management, surgical treatment options include anal sphincter repair and sacral nerve stimulation.
Sacral nerve stimulation is a minimally invasive approach used in the treatment of fecal incontinence in select patients. It has been found to be very effective and is associated with a quick recovery.
At Texas Colon and Pilonidal Clinic, our specialist is board-certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Using a comprehensive approach, we diagnose and treat fecal incontinence. If you have fecal incontinence, know that we understand what you are going through and will be honored to be of service to you.