Conditions

Fecal Incontinence in Men

Overview

Fecal incontinence can affect men of all ages. It is defined by an inability to control one’s bowels. Also called bowel incontinence, it is often accompanied by diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. If you’re concerned about a prolonged bout of fecal incontinence, schedule an appointment with West Georgia Urology for evaluation and treatment.

Causes & Risk Factors

Though it is primarily a result of old age, fecal incontinence can have a variety of causes. In women, it can result as a complication of childbirth. Causes of and risk factors for fecal incontinence in men include but are not limited to:

  • Nerve Damage
  • Muscle Damage
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Surgery
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Dementia

Evaluation

Evaluation for male fecal incontinence can include any of the following:

  • Stool Analysis
  • Stool Culture
  • Digital Rectal Exam
  • Colonoscopy
  • Blood Testing
  • Abdominal X-Ray
  • Endoanal Ultrasound
  • Barium Enema
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy

Treatments

Treatments for fecal incontinence in men can vary depending on the causes of the incontinence. Options include but are not limited to:

Specialists at West Georgia Urology will work to find the safest, most reasonable, least invasive treatment option for your fecal incontinence. Call today to learn more!

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