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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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(16) Other relatively common causes of fecal incontinence are rectal prolapse, trauma, irradiation, neurologic and demyelinating disorders such as multiple sclerosis, neoplasms, stroke, infection (eg, of a perineal wound), and diabetes.
Fecal Incontinence is characterized by the involuntary loss of solid or liquid feces.
Fecal incontinence affects more than 20 million women in the United States, with only one-third of those with the condition disclosing their symptoms to their physician.
Positive Phase 2a results in Europe in evaluating the safety and efficacy of RDD-0315 for the treatment of fecal incontinence in spinal cord injury patients have previously been reported with a statistically significant reduction in the number of fecal incontinence episodes at 8 and 12 hours post-administration.
Of the 10,033 respondents reporting a history of fecal incontinence (14.4%), 33.3% had experienced at least one episode in the past week.
One hundred fifty-four (77%) patients presented with flatal incontinence, 15 (7.5%) with fecal incontinence and 105 (52.5%) with constipation.
Prevention and management of urinary or fecal incontinence is crucial during nursing assessments.
Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and classification of fecal incontinence: state of the science summary for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) workshop.
She developed a retrovaginal fistula and has permanent fecal incontinence.