If you’ve become increasingly unable to control your bowel movements, fecal incontinence may be to blame. Under normal circumstances, stools should not unexpectedly leak from your rectum. The ability to hold a stool (continence) can only happen if the rectum, anus, and nervous system are all working as they should. When any of these aspects are experiencing issues, fecal incontinence can ensue. This condition ranges from the occasional leakage of a small quantity of stool while passing gas to a full loss of bowel control. At Houston Colon, we understand how debilitating fecal incontinence can be, and we’re here to deliver treatment options to change your life for the better. Learn more about our innovative surgical solutions and why we’re the Houston area’s premier choice for colorectal care.
Restoring Bowel Control
Fecal incontinence is most commonly brought on by irregular bowel habits – such as diarrhea and constipation. However, many conditions can affect a person’s ability to hold a stool. More than 5.5 million Americans are affected by fecal incontinence, with the issue being more common in women and the elderly. With so many specifics surrounding each patient’s loss of bowel control, we realize that what works for one patient may not work for the next. When oftentimes fecal incontinence can be cured through dietary changes, medications, or special exercises, sometimes surgery is the only way to restore your quality of bowel control. When you rely on our team of double board-certified surgeons, you’ll receive the minimally invasive state-of-the-art surgical solutions you need to improve your day-to-day life.
Get the Help You Need Today!
When it comes to something as personal as fecal incompetence, our team understands you need compassion and support. You don’t have to live life consistently at the hands of the emotional and social consequences of fecal incontinence. We will identify the cause of your incontinence and determine the best treatment options for your unique condition. We look forward to improving the quality of your life with our colorectal care and surgical solutions.