According to some reports, the said photos are uploaded by a Pinoy netizen on Facebook and it is said that it happened in the Middle East. In some studies, it is called as “Bowel Incontinence.” But what is it? And what causes Bowel Incontinence?
Bowel incontinence, also known as fecal incontinence, is an inability to control bowel movements. The person's stools (feces) leak from the rectum uncontrollably. Bowel incontinence can vary in severity from passing a small amount of feces when breaking wind, to total loss of bowel control.
Bowel incontinence is a sign or symptom of a condition or disease; it is not a condition or disease in itself. Generally, bowel incontinence is not life-threatening and does not impact negatively on the patient's health. However, the sufferer's quality of life, emotional and mental health, as well as self-esteem can be affected.
It is also that just because people do not talk about bowel incontinence much does not mean it is not common. Approximately 1% of all adults in England have regular episodes of bowel incontinence. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, over 5.5 million Americans have bowel incontinence. People of all ages and both sexes can be affected. Bowel incontinence is significantly more common among elderly individuals, and is slightly more prevalent in females than males. Experts believe bowel incontinence is more common among women because it is a complication of pregnancy.
Lastly, accidents or fecal leakage should not happen to adults, except when experiencing severe diarrhea. Individuals with chronic fecal incontinence may have few or regular accidents. Symptoms may vary from an inability to hold in gas, silent leakage of feces during daily activities or exertion, or not being able to get to the toilet in time.
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