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Once you have the right incontinence products you can work with your doctor to treat and in many cases resolve your bowel incontinence. Your doctor will begin by doing a thorough examination and looking for signs of damage to the colon or rectum. In addition, he or she can perform tests that will be check for nerve damage to this area which is often the reason for many women who are suffering from bowel incontinence. The stress of pregnancy and the trauma of childbirth can often leave women with symptoms of bowel incontinence. In addition, to a thorough exam a complete medical history will be taken to help the doctor make the correct diagnosis.
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- Medications-There is a wide variety of both over the counter and prescriptions medications that may be used.
- Biofeedback-This involves placing a pressure probe on the anus. This device uses a visual or sound display to let the patient know when these muscles are being used. Over time this can help to strengthen the coordination of the anal muscles and improve bowel incontinence symptoms.
- Exercises-Just like with urinary incontinence Kegel exercises can be done to strengthen the muscles in the anal area. Your doctor can help to guide you in how to begin doing these exercises.
- Surgery-This treatment option is most often used as last resort. Surgery for bowel incontinence is most successful when it is done for patients who have suffered damage to the anal area that can be repaired. It is often also used for patients who have not had any relief after trying other types of treatment.
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