incontinence of feces

in·con·ti·nence of fe·ces

the involuntary voiding of feces into clothing or bedclothes, usually due to pathology affecting sphincter control or loss of cognitive functions.
Synonym(s): fecal incontinence
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In LIS group 5(14.3%) patients complained of incontinence for flatus but none reported with incontinence of feces. (Table III) Poor tolerance and poor compliance with treatment were important factors in patients whose fissures did not heal with glyceryl trinitrate.
(10) A Canadian survey of almost 1000 women at 3 months postpartum revealed that 3.1% admitted to incontinence of feces while 25% admitted to involuntary escape of flatus.