Fecal Incontinence/Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL)

What is Accidental Bowel Leakage?

It is a condition in which a stool or gas unexpectedly leaks from the rectum. Sometimes you feel the urge to have a bowel movement but cannot reach a bathroom in time. It is more common in women, and it affects the elderly more often than younger adults.

What are the causes of Bowel Incontinence?

The possible causes of bowel incontinence are:

Nerve damage due to childbirth

Surgery

Spine or pelvic trauma

Conditions such as Chron’s disease or ulcerative colitis

Long term use of laxatives

Diarrhoea

How is ABL diagnosed?

The doctor will discuss the symptoms, bowel habits and other medical problems. The doctor will examine your sphincter muscle, rectum and lower colon.

Some other tests performed are:

Anorectal manometry: It is done to record pressures as patients tighten and relax the sphincter muscle.

Ultrasound: To check the muscles of the anus area.

Defecography: It is a type of X-ray used to check for rectal prolapse.

How is ABL treated?

If a person is diagnosed with ABL, then the underlying problems are corrected. If conditions such as inflammation of the bowel, infection or irritable bowel syndrome are causing the ABL, then it is treated by medication.

Diarrhoea and constipation are treated with dietary changes. ABL caused due to injury is treated by surgery. Sphincteroplasty is the surgical procedure that repairs the defect in the muscles that control continence.

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