There are many types of bowel disorders that affect millions of Americans each year. At the Washington University urogynecology practice, we evaluate and treat patients who are experiencing fecal incontinence or constipation.
Fecal incontinence is the loss of normal control of the bowels, which leads to stool leaking from the rectum at unexpected times. Learn more about who is at risk, diagnosis and treatments.
Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. It affects everyone, although it becomes more common as people age. Women report constipation two to three times more often than men. Because of the seriousness of side effects, persistent constipation should be evaluated and treated by a physician. Learn more about who is at risk, diagnosis and treatments.