Bowel incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. Bowel incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage to a complete loss of stool control.
Common symptoms of bowel incontinence can include:
- Previous Surgery
- Rectal Prolapse
- Rectocele and muscle/nerve damage as a result of aging or giving birth
There are a range of factors to consider when assessing the risk of developing diabetes, the more of these that are present the greater the risk:
- Long-standing conditions that lead to nerve damage (e.g. Diabetes or Multiple Sclerosis)
- Physical disability
If you are concerned that incontinence is affecting your lifestyle, seek advice from your GP and ask to be referred to the Mater Private Pelvic Health Clinic.