Fecal incontinence is the leakage of stool (feces) from the anus. Fecal incontinence can be caused by constipation, diarrhea, anxiety or other emotional stresses, nerve injury, muscle damage, lack of exercise, or poor diet.
Current as of: May 12, 2017
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Nancy E. Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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