Diarrhea Could Be another Sign of Fecal Incontinence Caused by Colorectal

Dianna Malkowski
Physician Asst & Nutritionist
People who are experiencing chronic diarrhea are at high risk for developing bowel incontinence. This colorectal disorder is not surprising since only minor weaknesses in the anal muscles can result in fecal incontinence. This leaves many people with the task of finding the best way to manage their diarrhea while treating this form of fecal incontinence. The most effective management strategy is to find the right incontinence product to meet the patient’s needs. Because of the severity of chronic diarrhea many patients choose to use an adult diaper. If an adult diaper is not selected many other patients will use an incontinence underwear with incontinence pads that can be changed frequently. Find one of the most frequently used incontinence pads  from the Abena diapers line.
There is a wide variety of incontinence products that can be used to treat this type of fecal incontinence. All of the incontinence supplies that you will need are sold at online sites that sell adult incontinence products. This means that you can shop with privacy from the comfort of your home or office.  Keep in mind that there are incontinence products for men and incontinence products for women so you can select the right type of incontinence that not only meets your needs but that of your gender, as well. For help and guidance in selecting incontinence products visit The Incontinence Product Finder. 

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One of the problems with managing diarrhea and the fecal incontinence that occurs is that this can happen even if there has only been a slight loss of sensation in the anal area. This means that if you are experiencing any type of fecal incontinence as the result of chronic diarrhea you should seek medical attention. Your doctor will be able to do tests that will indicate if there is a colorectal disorder that needs to be treated or if there is another underlying medical cause that is bringing this problem on. Because of the intimate nature of this problem many people are hesitant or even embarrassed to seek out medical treatment. This is never a good idea. Your doctor will be able to determine why you have diarrhea and the resulting fecal incontinence and be able to prescribe the appropriate treatment.

It is important to note that chronic diarrhea can be a sign of a serious medical condition but with early detection that chances of full recovery are much greater. Almost all colorectal disorders can be successfully treated if they are found and diagnosed early. In addition, your doctor can provide other support resources such as support groups and incontinence product sites that can help you to manage this condition until it has been successfully treated. Many patients find that be seeking out the support of other people who are dealing with a similar condition they can often find both the support and information they need to manage their own condition. Keep in mind that even if you cannot attend a support group there are many different support groups online that can provide similar resources of both information and help.

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Many patients who are dealing with chronic diarrhea and the resulting fecal incontinence allow the problem to keep them isolated and alone. They fear going out in public or even doing their normal activities because they are afraid of having an accident. Today, with the wide variety of incontinence products that are available there is no need to be sidelined by any type of fecal incontinence. There are incontinence supplies that can give you your life back. Learn more about all aspects of incontinence.

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