Fecal Incontinence

Ashok Attaluri, Satish S.C. Rao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Fecal incontinence is a symptom with complex etiology and pathogenesis. A detailed history, digital rectal examination, and anorectal physiological tests facilitate accurate diagnosis. Antidiarrheals, behavioral modification and biofeedback therapies are mainstay therapies and there is growing evidence-based data for these and other management approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1405191821, 9781405191821
StatePublished - Apr 16 2012


  • Anal ultrasound
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pathophysiology
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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