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.
Bowel incontinence is extremely debilitating and a person's quality of life is extremely affected."
It is one of the only effective long-term treatments for bowel incontinence available to patients and Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the first medical centers to offer the procedure.
What is bowel incontinence? Bowel incontinence is the inability to delay defecation in a controlled manner.
Experts now warn kids must take a break from playing to avoid long-term damage - including bladder and bowel incontinence, epilepsy or RSI.
Differences in the prevalence of UI, bowel incontinence and a combination of bladder and bowel incontinence in each country are shown in Table 2.
The adult-onset version is characterised by numbness in the legs leading to difficulty or inability to walk and urinary and bowel incontinence.
Samupphandling regarding the County Council of VEnrmland VEnrmland County and 16 municipalities the need for the distribution and storage of aid in urinary and bowel incontinence and urinary retention (free medicine).
Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus-1 (HTLV-1), a progressive spinal cord condition causing spasticity, partial paralysis of the lower limbs, bladder and bowel incontinence, and impotence.
Bladder and bowel incontinence often is a symptom of Alzheimer's and products can be a sizable expense, says Lynn Wilson, founder of The CareGiver Partnership, a national online retailer of incontinence products and home health care supplies.