Fecal incontinence


Fecal incontinence
Inability to hold feces in the rectum. This is due to failure of voluntary control over the anal sphincters permitting untimely passage of feces and gas. Also called rectal incontinence.

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incontinence of the feces failure of control of the anal sphincters, with involuntary passage of feces and flatus; it may be either psychogenic or organic in origin. Called also encopresis and anal,bowel, or rectal i.

Medical dictionary. 2011.