Chronic fecal incontinence (FI) is a treatable condition. It’s not a normal part of aging. And you shouldn’t have to deal with it on your own.
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
In the U.S.<sup>1,2</sup>
FI IS EXTREMELY COMMON
1 in 12 adults
People with FI reported more depression more embarrassment and lower quality of life when compared to people without FI.3
If FI is disrupting your life, tell your doctor.
After the therapy, I slowly started doing things I really enjoyed, like being out with my friends and singing again, things that really brought me such a joy.– Kelly S. Experiencing relief with Medtronic bowel control delivered by the InterStim™ system
My new normal is, I no longer wear protection. I do not have accidents.– Lauren H. Experiencing relief with Medtronic bowel control delivered by the InterStim™ system
United States Quick Facts. United States Census Bureau Web Site. Accessed January 27, 2017.
Whitehead WE, Borrud L, Goode PS, et al. Fecal Incontinence in US adults: epidemiology and risk factors. Gastroenterology. 2009;137(2):512-517.
Rockwood TH, Church JM, Fleshman JW, et al. Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life Scale – Quality of life instrument for patients with fecal incontinence. Dis Colon Rectum. 2000;43:9-16.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.