Bowel Control Related Injuries

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Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. The disorder can range in severity from a mild inconvenience to an embarrassing and debilitating condition. Spinal cord injuries and brain injuries often cause a complete loss of control of the bowel resulting in the need for a colostomy.

During a colostomy the colon is removed and the patient is fitted with a port and removable bag that receives the feces. After a colostomy the patient no longer defecates through the anus.

See Also

  1. Digestive Disorders: Overview
  2. Nerve Agents
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