Abstract

Accidental Bowel Leakage/Fecal Incontinence: Evidence-Based Management

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2021 Sep;48(3):467-485.doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2021.05.003.

Isuzu Meyer 1, Holly E Richter 2

 
     

Author information

  • 1Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1700 6th Avenue South, Suite 10382, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA. Electronic address: imeyer@uabmc.edu.
  • 2Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1700 6th Avenue South, Suite 10382, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA.

Abstract

Fecal incontinence is a highly prevalent and debilitating condition that negatively impacts quality of life. The etiology is often multifactorial and treatment can be hindered by lack of understanding of its mechanisms and available treatment options. This article reviews the evidence-based update for the management of fecal incontinence.

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