- 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.
* * *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.