WHAT IS FECAL INCONTINENCE?
Fecal incontinence, sometimes called bowel incontinence, occurs when a person is unable to control their bowel movements causing stool to leak unexpectedly. Similar to urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence can range in severity from occasional, light leakage to a more severe loss of bowel control. Fortunately, UGCSF provides effective, lasting treatment for fecal incontinence in the form of Solesta.
Stress urinary incontinence can be from having a stiff open urethra that acts like a lead pipe rather than a sphincter. While urethral hammocks are used for this condition, urethral bulking may also be used. Several biocompatible materials have evolved in the market. Durasphere from Coloplast and Macroplastique from Uroplasty are two of the non- dissolvable options available to bulk of the urethral sphincter and decrease the caliber of the lumen. This allows the mucosal walls to coapt and acts like a road block to passive loss of urine, as well as, leaking from slightly higher pressures.
Bulking the anal canal to treat fecal incontinence. Biocompatible material is injected into the internal anal sphincter to help bulk up a weak or open sphincter. This decreases the lumen caliber and can help with accidents by up to 60%. This is also minimally invasive and can be done in the office. FDA approved 5/2011.