Faecal Incontinence

Faecal Incontinence Your Health

Treatment Options

Treatment Options for Faecal Incontinence

There are several treatment options for faecal incontinence. Talk to your doctor about treatment options that may be suitable for you.

Behavioural Techniques

Some people can reduce the symptoms of bowel control problems with healthy lifestyle habits, diet modification, bowel retraining, and pelvic muscle exercises.


Medications

Medications may be prescribed by your doctor to help control the symptoms of your bowel control problem. 


Sacral Neuromodulation

Doctors may recommend sacral neuromodulation (also known as sacral nerve stimulation) for those people who have failed or could not tolerate other treatments. This reversible treatment uses a small implanted neurostimulator to send mild electrical pulses to the sacral nerve to reduce symptoms.


Permanent Surgical Procedures

In some cases, people choose surgery in order to mend tears in their bowel, or to assist or replace a faulty anal sphincter.


This website is intended to be educational and is not to be used as a diagnostic tool. It is not intended to replace the information provided to you by your healthcare providers and does not constitute medical advice. The information may not be directly applicable for your individual clinical circumstance. Please talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.