Treatment of Fecal Incontinence ZAIB Hospital:Chinese have developed their own hospital in Lahore for the very first time in the history of Pakistan. ZAIB Hospital have Chinese specialists for Anorectal disorders. They treat Anorectal diseases with Chinese herbal medicines and fecal incontinence is one of them.
What is fecal incontinence?Fecal incontinence is a very common problem of the older people. In fecal incontinence the person fails to control his bowel movement. Hence, this causes the leakage of the feces from his rectus. It all happens unexpectedly. It is also called fecal incontinence. The person wants to fart and leaks his feces from the rectum totally unintentionally. This is a condition which ranges from the leakage of the feces while farting to the full failure of bowel control. It is such a embarrassing condition. Actually it is not a very serious medical problem.
What are the Causes of the fecal incontinence?There are always more than one cause for the fecal incontinence. Following are the fecal incontinence causes :
- Radiation damage to anus (may be after prostate treatment )
- Muscle damage
- Nerve damage (spinal cord damage or may be due to diabetes )
- Inflammatory bowel diseases (Ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease )
- Due to some nervous disorders e.g. Alzheimer’s disease
The muscle damage and nerve damage may be due to the increasing age. It may also be related with the birth delivery .The muscle damage is mostly found in women due to the child birth. The muscles are damaged around vagina and hence this may cause fecal incontinence. That is why, women are affected more that men because of the muscle damage. Those people in which the muscles around anus are damaged are also affected by the fecal incontinence. The anal surgery may cause muscle damage and leads to the fecal incontinence.
How the Diagnosis of the fecal incontinence is done?The diagnosis of the anal incontinence is done mainly by the physical examination. The physician observes the patient in a private room. The examination is done by the gloved finger. The strength and action of the anal muscles in observed. The patient is asked to relax and contract his anal muscles. By this method, the anus condition of the patient is observed. This physical examination provides many clues to the physician about the anal incontinence for the proper treatment of the incontinence.
There are some other methods of the diagnosis of the fecal incontinence. Here are the other tests:
Stool testing:In the presence of the diarrheal conditions, then stool test is done to know what the cause behind it is.
Endoscopy:Endoscopy is done for the examination of the anus of the patient. A tube having the camera on the tip is entered into the anus and it examined.
Nerve tests:Nerve tests are done for the diagnosis of the fecal incontinence. The response of the nerves is observed.
What are the Treatments of the fecal incontinence?
- Minimum invasive procedure