Treatments for Fecal Incontinence

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Depending on the severity of the symptoms, fecal incontinence may be successfully treated with nonsurgical interventions, such as diet and behavior modification, exercise therapies to restore sphincter muscle control and medications or nerve stimulation using InterStim® therapy. For more severe cases, such as rectal prolapse or rectocele, surgery is indicated.

Treatments We Provide

Diet and Nutrition Counseling

Your doctor will work with you to discover ways to adjust your diet. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine, increasing fiber and getting plenty of fluids can all help.

Continence Medicine

Anti-diarrheals, laxatives or fiber supplements are often used to treat fecal incontinence. We’ll work with you on an individualized approach specific to your own symptoms and concerns.

Muscle Training

Fecal incontinence can be caused by a weakened sphincter. We can train you in exercises that can help restore sphincter muscle control.

Nerve Stimulation

Biofeedback or InterStim® Therapy—nerve stimulation—are two of our unique treatments that help control fecal incontinence without surgery.

STARR Repair Surgery

Sometimes fecal incontinence is due to damaged muscles. In this case, minimally invasive procedures like stapled transanal rectal repair may be a welcomed answer.