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What would make my bowels constantly ooze fecies?

I take a bath or shower every day and clean myself very thoroughly.  Five minutes after I get out, I am oozing again.  This has been going on for over a week.  What is wrong?

 

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It sounds like you suffer from something that's not all that uncommon in adults. Fecal incontinence affects about 1 in 6 adults to some degree. The stigma of this leads to it being underreported by patients.

 

There are treatments available aimed at make stool more soild. Bulking agents such as fiber can help. Occaionally medications to treat diarrhea can also be effective in some people.

 

More aggressive treatments that involve surgery or injectable treatments  also exists, however talk with your healthcare provider and let them know how fecal incontinence effects you.

 

 

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I had this problem, esp. at night while sleeping and wake up with messed pants, until diagnosed with Celiac disease. Hardly a problem now unless eat something with gluten.  Had elevated blood tests but only way to really diagnose is with scope.                 

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