Fecal & Bowel Incontinence is a condition that can be treated by our best in class proctologists at the Proctology Institute of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach.
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What is fecal incontinence?
Fecal incontinence, or bowel incontinence, is an inability to control the flow of gas, liquid and/or solid stools. Mild forms of fecal incontinence are merely inconvenient, but severe fecal incontinence can become a deeply disruptive and concerning condition, affecting the quality of your life and may require you to seek the treatment of a proctologist.
What are the causes of fecal incontinence?
Fecal incontinence can arise due to childbirth, or birth trauma, injuries, or other medical conditions. Anything that causes damage to the anal sphincter can weaken it, including surgery to remove hemorrhoids, anal and rectal infections, and Crohn’s Disease.
What are the symptoms of fecal incontinence?
Fecal incontinence can manifest as a loss of control of gas and / or stools, as well as an increased sense of urgency before bowel movements. Other symptoms can include:
- Loose stools
How is fecal incontinence diagnosed?
Diagnosing fecal incontinence requires a visit with one of the Proctology Institute’s proctologists at our Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach or Huntington Beach locations. You’ll receive a full exam, which may include an ultrasound, MRI, manometry, nerve study, or other tests to rule out other factors.
How is fecal incontinence treated?
Fecal incontinence is a treatable condition. Speak to your proctologist about the best way to treat this issue. You may receive a combination of measures such as medication, injections, pelvic physical therapy, or surgery.
How is fecal incontinence scored?
Fecal incontinence is typically scored according to an index known as the Wexner Fecal Incontinence Score. You can download the Wexner Incontinence Questionnaire to determine where your symptoms fall.
Maintaining A Relationship With Your Proctologist
Should you elect to move forward with one of our best in class proctologists in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, or our Huntington Beach location any and all questions regarding your treatment will certainly be answered in advance by your proctologist. Please remember that the relationship with your proctologist does not end when you leave the medical practice. If you have questions or concerns during your treatment and recovery, or need additional information at a later time, you should always feel free to contact us. Our proctologists take pride in putting the patient first and the best and fastest possible treatment outcome.
Our best in class proctologists pride themselves on providing you with highly personalized and comprehensive care before, after, and during your proctology treatment. The Proctology Institute of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach’s philosophy of direct proctologist to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected medical practices in California. For more information or to schedule a consultation for treatment for your fecal / bowel incontinence please feel free to contact us:
Proctology Institute Beverly Hills
300 South Beverly Drive, Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Proctology Institute Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave, Suite 320
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Proctology Institute Los Angeles
11601 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Proctology Institute Huntington Beach
17011 Beach Blvd, Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647