What is Fecal Incontinence?
Fecal incontinence is the lack of control of bowel movements, causing involuntary loss of stool. This can be caused by several reasons, including, but not limited to, nerve damage, hemorrhoids, and rectal prolapse. This can greatly affect your quality of life and be very debilitating. Normal bowel control involves both muscles and nerves. If the nerves between the brain and bowel are not communicating correctly, the bowel muscles may not function properly causing bowel control issues like fecal incontinence. The only way to determine if this miscommunication is nerve-related is by performing a Basic Nerve Evaluation.