Nonoperative management of fecal incontinence

Amy L. Halverson*

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Abstract

Fecal incontinence is a significant health problem that affects quality of life. Continence may often be improved with changes in diet with or without pharmacologic treatment to optimize the consistency of stool. Biofeedback is a multifaceted therapeutic approach that helps an individual improve his or her sensitivity to rectal distention and respond with appropriate voluntary sphincter control. One or more of these techniques can be used in conjunction with education and supportive counseling to optimize an individual's continence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005

Keywords

  • Biofeedback
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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