TREAT YOURSELF
TO LESS WORRY

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?

  • Frequent bowel accidents
  • Avoiding social events
  • Using pads to manage leaks

Are you

Ready?

Take a two-minute quiz to see if you qualify for chronic FI treatment.

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Map of contiguous United States

That's About

20 Million

Adults

In the U.S.<sup>1,2</sup>

FI IS EXTREMELY COMMON

1 in 12 adults

has FI<sup>1,2</sup>

Infographic showing one in twelve adults have fecal incontinence (FI)

FI AFFECTS YOUR QUALITY  OF LIFE

People with FI reported more depression more embarrassment and lower quality of life when compared to people without FI.3

Take the

Bowel quiz

Answer a few quick questions to find out if you qualify for treatment.

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Talk to a BOWEL CONTROL SPECIALIST

Speak with a doctor in your community who can help you find the right treatment.

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DON’T CHOOSE THE SILENT TREATMENT

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
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Lauren smiling after Medtronic bowel control therapy

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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
1

United States Quick Facts. United States Census Bureau Web Site. Accessed January 27, 2017. 

2

Whitehead WE, Borrud L, Goode PS, et al. Fecal Incontinence in US adults: epidemiology and risk factors. Gastroenterology. 2009;137(2):512-517.

3

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.