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Medical Management of Fecal Incontinence

The cause as well as the severity of incontinence determines its treatment. Some people have a problem that can be corrected with surgery. However, many do not. For those who do not have surgery, medical management is the initial treatment. Revised and updated 2009.

Topics: Bowel urgency, Fact Sheet, Incontinence

About the Author

  • Ann C. Lowry, MD, FACS

    Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

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