incontinence

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incontinence

[in′känt·ən·əns]
(medicine)
Inability to control the natural evacuations, as the feces or the urine; specifically, involuntary evacuation from organic causes.
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Unfortunately, scientists only recently have directed their attention toward treating bowel incontinence and preventing injury to defecation nerves and structures during childbirth and pelvic surgery.
Until now, few treatments have been successful in treating bowel incontinence," said Amy Halverson, a colon rectal surgeon at Northwestern Memorial.
Bowel incontinence is also a common problem in these populations, with a substantial proportion of elderly people suffering from both types of incontinence, particularly in some countries.
Bowel incontinence This is thought to affect one in 10 people at some point.
For people with MS who have urinary retention or urinary or bowel incontinence, the device can help improve communication between the brain and the bladder, allowing messages--hey, time to pee
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is used temporarily to determine if Medtronic Bladder Control or Bowel Control Therapies, delivered by the InterStim System, may provide long-term relief for a patient suffering from chronic symptoms of overactive bladder, non-obstructive urinary retention or bowel incontinence who failed, could not tolerate or were not candidates for more conservative therapies.
Written specifically for individuals who live day to day with bladder and/or bowel incontinence, Managing Life with Incontinence also provides information that will be useful for physicians and nurses who understand their patients' frustrations and wish to more fully comprehend the quality of life issues facing people with intractable incontinence.
Bowel incontinence, also called fecal incontinence, is the loss of control over liquid or solid stools.
Bowel problems are also quite common, but unlike Hank Brandli, people tend to experience constipation rather than bowel incontinence.
marketing approval of what we consider to be a one-of-a-kind treatment option for bowel incontinence, a condition afflicting numerous Americans," noted John T.
People with MS may also have problems with bowel incontinence and diarrhea.
Prevalence of bladder or bowel incontinence (stratification into high and low risk)