If you suffer from bowel incontinence in Mount Pleasant, SC, visit East Cooper for treatment. Bowel incontinence, or fecal/anal incontinence, is when stool uncontrollably leaks out of the rectum at unwanted times. Bowel incontinence may happen for many different reasons, a few of which include:

  • Weak rectal and anal muscles
  • No rectal sensation present to alert you of needing to use the bathroom
  • Anal sphincter muscles not working properly
  • Unable to hold it before making it to the bathroom

These aforementioned situations result in bowel incontinence, but there are several bowel incontinence symptoms that occur beforehand that may indicate future bowel incontinence. It is important to take note of your body functions and how they change to predict possible bowel incontinence. For example, if you suffer with frequent diarrhea or constipation, your anal muscles may weaken, leading to bowel incontinence. This happens oftentimes with old age as well.

Bowel incontinence treatment from East Cooper includes recommendations of dietary changes, medications, or surgery. Contact East Cooper in Mt. Pleasant, SC, at (843)-416-9319 for an appointment with our colorectal specialist.