Fecal Incontinence & Anal Urgency 2017-06-30T19:00:37+00:00

FECAL INCONTINENCE AND ANAL URGENCY

Nearly 18 million people in the United States experience fecal incontinence. This equates to approximately 1 out of 12 people suffer from stool leakage. Bowel control problems can be upsetting and embarrassing. Fecal incontinence in women is a treatable condition.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS FOR FECAL INCONTINENCE

Medication

Dietary changes can improve stool consistency and improve loose stools or constipation problems. Medications for the management of stool consistency can improve bowel control. Stool softeners or antidiarrheal medications can be effective management options for women with fecal incontinence.

InTone Pelvic Floor Therapy and Rehabilitation

Pelvic floor therapy with InTone is a non-surgical approach to improve the function and strength of the pelvic floor muscles as well as treat fecal incontinence. InTone is the first medical device that combines muscle stimulation and patient-directed exercises with visual biofeedback into a single device specifically designed strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor. InTone is designed to improve rectal sphincter muscle tone and improve stool and gas control.

Interstim Therapy

Interstim therapy is a FDA approved treatment option for fecal incontinence. It is a minimally invasive treatment option allowing for long term bowel control.

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InterStim Therapy works with the pelvic nerves located near the tailbone. The sacral nerves control your bladder and the muscles related to urinary function. There are many situations where the pelvic nerves become dysfunctional and/or over stimulated. If the brain and sacral nerves don’t communicate properly the nerves cannot tell the bladder to function properly which can lead to bladder control problems. InterStim Therapy targets this communication problem by modulating the nerves with mild stimulation.

FemiLift

FemiLift is a state-of-the-art, pain-free, minimally invasive, in office laser procedure designed to treat stress urinary incontinence. It is the only FDA approved technology for vaginal rejuvenation. The FemiLift does not require surgery, anesthesia, or any downtime. The FemiLift treatment is a treatment performed in the office in less than 15 minutes. The treatment involves painless laser light emitted into the vaginal tissue wall which allows for collagen and blood vessel development to improve surrounding tissue. This development of healthier tissue allows for reconstruction of the tissue improving bladder control significantly reducing stress urinary incontinence. This treatment is appropriate for women of all ages and allows a safe, quick, and effective treatment of stress urinary incontinence.

SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR FECAL INCONTINENCE

Prolapse

Surgical treatment for prolapse can include repair of the anterior wall of the vagina, the posterior wall, or sometimes include a hysterectomy. No single operation is right for every patient. The specific type of surgical intervention depends on a patient’s anatomy, overall health, prior surgeries, and desire to retain sexual function. The goal of surgery is to reduce the bulge and improve quality of life.

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