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Personal stories | Continence Foundation of Australia
Incontinence is a loss of control of a person's bowels or bladder which can cause accidental leakage of body fluids and waste. Incontinence can be more than a physical problem. Fear, anxiety , and anger are common feelings for people dealing with incontinence. You may avoid being intimate or having sex because you are afraid of urine, gas, or stool leakage.
Language: English French. 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.
It's a debilitating condition that's much more common than you think — but the people who have it are often too embarrassed to seek treatment. Faecal incontinence is bowel leakage, or difficulty controlling your bowel movements, and it's thought to affect more than one in eight Australians. Dulcie Commons is 68 years old and has lived with the disorder for 20 years.