Passive Bowel Incontinence

Millions of people across the United States suffer from passive incontinence each day. They experience different symptoms, such as anal leakage after a bowel movement, and may be embarrassed to talk with a professional. However, we are here to help. First, let’s learn about passive bowel incontinence, and feel free to contact us with more specific questions.

What is Passive Bowel Incontinence?

With passive bowel incontinence, the brain fails to send a warning that the rectum is full and the person does not feel the urge to open their bowels. When this occurs, a person cannot consciously control their bowel movements and may pass stools unwillingly. This type of incontinence can also be known as passive fecal incontinence or passive soiling.

Causes of Passive Fecal Incontinence

Although the causes of passive incontinence vary, it is usually caused by the body’s inability to control the bowel. The most common causes of passive incontinence are:

  • Rectum problems
  • Nerve damage
  • Sphincter muscle issues
  • Other issues such as constipation, diarrhea, and hemorrhoids

The causes of Passive incontinence may be corrected through simple lifestyle and dietary changes. Overall, it is very treatable.

Symptoms of Passive Bowel Incontinence

Several symptoms may indicate one is suffering from passive incontinence:

  • Involuntary and unawareness of the passage of stool
  • Aversion to social situations
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Leakage
  • Passing stool during flatulence

Find Relief Today with the Incontinence Institute

Passive incontinence can be one of the most mentally detrimental forms of incontinence. People with passive bowel incontinence may avoid social situations and interactions, even work, to avoid accidents. If you suffer from passive incontinence, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.

To learn more, contact our team or call our discreet, dedicated Medical Concierge at 1.615.985.6536.

To learn more, contact our team or call our discreet, dedicated Medical Concierge at 1.888.741.6403.