Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence happens when you are unable to control your bowel movements and can range from complete loss of control to irregular stool leaks.

What is bowel incontinence?

Bowel incontinence, or fecal incontinence, happens when you can’t control your bowel movements. It’s a common issue among older adults and can vary from complete loss of control to occasional leakage when passing gas. While it’s not usually a serious medical condition, it can greatly disrupt your daily life. But don’t worry, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Contact The Gut Clinic UK today and they’ll connect you with a specialist who can create a treatment plan to improve your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of bowel incontinence?

When you have bowel incontinence, you may experience certain symptoms. These include:
– Leaking stool or gas that you can’t control
– Accidental leakage of stool when you cough or pass gas
– Feeling a strong urge to have a bowel movement
– Having less awareness of when you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas

If you’re dealing with these symptoms and need help, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a GI specialist at The Gut Clinic UK. They can create a personalized treatment plan to provide you with relief.

How is bowel incontinence treated?

Bowel incontinence can often be treated once the underlying cause is identified and an effective treatment plan is established. The recommended treatments may vary depending on the individual, and multiple treatments may be needed to control the symptoms. Non-surgical treatments often focus on dietary changes.

Here are some steps that can help:
– Avoiding caffeine, as it can contribute to diarrhoea
– Drinking an adequate amount of water daily to prevent constipation
– Consuming a diet high in fiber, around 20 to 30 grams per day, to add bulk to the stool and make it easier to control

During a consultation with our team, we can discuss the treatment options that would be most suitable for you.


Find a specialist for your gut problem.

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Our specialists actively engage with patients, providing them with clear explanations, answering their questions, and involving them in the decision-making process.