Dr. Dana Hayden, a colorectal surgeon at Loyola, talks about a subject a lot of people are afraid to talk about: fecal incontinence, or loss of control over stool movement. She is involved in Loyola's Pelvic-Floor Center, which involves surgeons on the urogynecological team.
One of the most common reasons for fecal incontinence is injury during childbirth. Also surgery or radiation to that area can cause fecal incontinence. But there are many reasons why people can experience this.
Surgical treatment options now are frequently handled with a laparoscopic approach. And beyond surgery, there is a huge spectrum of treatment options for this disorder.
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