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Fecal incontinence is the leakage of stool (feces) from the anus.
Fecal incontinence can be caused by constipation, diarrhea, anxiety or other
emotional stresses, nerve injury, muscle damage, lack of exercise, or poor
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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