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What Is Incontinence?


Many otherwise healthy, active people suffer from bowel incontinence or accidental bowel leakage (ABL).

On this site from the nonprofit IFFGD you will find support and information you can use about

Loss of bowel control (also called fecal incontinence) strikes people of all ages. It involves the involuntary or accidental leakage or loss of solid or liquid stool.

"It's difficult to imagine the devastating impact bowel incontinence can have on a person's life without experiencing it directly.

Leakage of intestinal gas without loss of stool may also impair a person's quality of life and call for treatment.

The term 'anal incontinence' may be used to refer to involuntary loss of gas as well as solid or liquid stool.

Quick Facts about Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence is a distressing and isolating condition. Many people find it hard to talk about.

Incontinence has a major impact on social and work related aspects of life.

Bowel incontinence is not part of the normal aging process.

Incontinence crosses all age groups from children to older adults.

There are numerous causes for bowel incontinence.

Most importantly, there are ways to treat and manage the condition.

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