Fecal Incontinence / Rectal Prolapse

Fecal Incontinence/Rectal Prolapse Specialist in The Woodlands, TX

Common Questions Asked by Patients: What is Defecatory dysfunction? How is defecatory disorder treated? What causes defecation disorder?

Fecal Incontinence/Rectal Prolapse is defined by symptoms of chronic constipation, contact the experienced doctors and surgeon at The Woodlands Colon and Rectal Associates today, to learn more about treatment options available! Call us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 920 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 330 The Woodlands, TX 77380. We serve patients from The Woodlands TX, Shenandoah TX, Conroe TX, Tomball TX, Magnolia TX, Cypress TX, Montgomery TX, Cleveland TX, Houston TX, Kingwood TX, and Humble TX, and beyond.

Fecal Incontinence / Rectal Prolapse Specialist Near Me in The Woodlands TX
Fecal Incontinence / Rectal Prolapse Specialist Near Me in The Woodlands TX

Table of Contents:

Fecal incontinence
Rectal prolapse

Fecal incontinence

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control one’s bowel movement. It ranges from minor leakage of stool to uncontrollable stool accidents. Though it is not life threatening, it does negatively impact one’s quality of life. Successful management of this requires a thorough evaluation, identification of the possible cause and instituting a treatment approach tailored to the individual. In addition to medical management, surgical treatment options include anal sphincter repair and sacral nerve stimulation.

Sacral nerve stimulation is a minimally invasive approach used in the treatment of fecal incontinence in select patients. It has been found to be very effective and is associated with a quick recovery.

Rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse is a condition in which part of the rectum slips out of the anus. It may lead to defecatory problems such as fecal incontinence.

Treatment usually involves surgery. Some procedures are performed via the abdomen and others via the anus.