Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2009 / Article

Review | Open Access

Volume 23 |Article ID 905359 | 8 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/905359

Investigating and Treating Fecal Incontinence: When and How

Received15 Jul 2008
Accepted15 Jul 2008

Abstract

Fecal incontinence is a common disorder in our aging population and can have profound effects on patient’s well-being. The present review examines the current understanding of fecal incontinence and provides a practical approach to the investigation and management of this condition. A special emphasis is placed on specialized testing, focusing on indications and impact on guiding management.

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