Jefferson University Hospitals

Fecal Incontinence

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Jefferson gastroenterologists have a broad range of advanced diagnostic capabilities to help accurately diagnose motility disorders such as fecal incontinence. The most common cause of fecal incontinence is chronic constipation. It can also occur as a result of disease or damage to rectal muscles and nerves, or by various psychological factors.

If you've lost the ability to hold stool in the colon and rectum, gastroenterologists of Jefferson's Gastrointestinal Motility Program will correct the dysfunction by presenting a number of treatment options, including diet modification, biofeedback therapy, bowel restraining and surgery.