Bowel Disorders

 

Fecal Incontinence

The inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. It can range from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. Common causes of fecal incontinence include diarrhea, constipation, and muscle or nerve damage, which may be associated with aging or with giving birth.

Constipation

Inability to have a normal bowel movement. Constipation may result from tight and/or weakened pelvic floor and abdominal musculature or due to incoordination of these muscles.

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. IBS is a chronic condition that you will need to manage long term.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, ect)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic inflammation of all or part of your digestive tract. IBD primarily includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Both usually involve severe diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss.

Diarrhea

Increased amount of feces, usually soft in consistency can even be watery. Chronic diarrhea (lasts more than three weeks) is a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome. Leakage from weak pelvic floor muscles commonly is seen with diarrhea, due to its soft consistency.