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Treatments for Fecal Incontinence

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Treating the cause of fecal incontinence is the first step to overcoming it. We can help by putting our experience and dedication to work for you. 

Depending on the severity of the symptoms, diarrhea may be successfully treated with our non-surgical interventions, such as diet and behavior modifications, exercise therapies to restore muscle control, medications or nerve stimulation using InterStim® therapy. For more severe cases like rectal prolapse, surgery may be indicated. Learn more about our treatments here. 

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.