Faecal incontinence

Faecal incontinence

What is faecal incontinence?

Faecal incontinence is a common condition. The symptoms can vary. In some cases, the issue can be very mild, while for other people, the condition can severely limit their lifestyle.

Incontinence affects many people. Women tend to be affected more often than men, and it is more common in those who are older.

Diagnosis and Treatment

For people experiencing faecal incontinence, there are treatments available. These treatments can assist in reducing symptoms.


When you see a colorectal surgeon for treatment, you might be offered an anorectal physiology study. This is a way of investigating the causes of the faecal incontinence. Once the causes have been explored, it can be easier to design an appropriate therapy.

If you?d like to learn more about treatment of faecal incontinence at Coast Colorectal, you can read about our Coast Colorectal Anal Physiology Lab.