Patient Comments: Bowel Incontinence - Cause


What was the cause of your bowel incontinence? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: laurie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 18

I have ulcerative colitis which causes bowel incontinence and need to get to a bath room within seconds or my bowel empties. Bad accidents occur when I'm driving somewhere and can't access a bathroom fast enough.

Comment from: Jenufa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

I have bowel incontinence following chronic constipation.

Comment from: Tentoumushi, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

My bowel incontinence problems started immediately after external pelvic radiation during my second round of gynecological cancer. It started as diarrhea 1 or 2 days followed by 4 to 11 days of constipation. Then one day while out shopping I had a serious episode of incontinence. That was 15 years ago and it has reached a point where I’m afraid to go out because I might/probably will have an accident. I’m seriously ready for this to stop!

Comment from: commensense, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

I was taking 200 ml Zoloft and 450 ml quetiapine fumarate for ten years or more, which caused bowel incontinence. I am in my first week of stopping Zoloft. So far I haven't lost control of my bowels. My bowel movements look healthier. I have started moving and standing instead of sitting all day. I will get more movement and start walking for exercise. The 2 medications helped with my body pain but I rather have pain then loss of control of bowels.

Comment from: Miguel, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 21

I had hemorrhoidectomy rectal surgery which is the cause of my bowel incontinence.

Comment from: Dimples131, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

Spinal surgery caused my bowel incontinence when doctor removed a cyst from spinal canal.

Comment from: Barry, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 17

After getting a pain management spinal shot in my lower back bowel incontinence has started.

Comment from: Dolores, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 23

My husband just started taking Fosamax once a week and today he could not control his bowels. There was no warning at all and all of a sudden, he went. This is very upsetting to him of course as he is concerned that the incontinence may occur in the wrong place.

Comment from: Barbara, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I cannot narrow down the triggers. After 3 to 4 days of incidences muscle pain develops in back and legs.


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