A lack of control over bowel movements, resulting in stool leaks from the rectum, is known as fecal incontinence. It might also stain your underpants or cause you to experience extreme wind. Unsatisfactory bowel control can increase or be caused by several factors including particular medications or health problems.
Information. Fecal incontinence, also known as bowel incontinence, can be anything from the occasional stool leak when passing gas to a total loss of control over the bowels. Causes of bowel incontinence commonly include constipation, nerve or muscle damage, or diarrhea. The nerve or muscle damage could be from giving birth or aging. No matter what the cause is, fecal incontinence is embarrassing. Discuss this with your doctor. Treatment is available.