FECAL INCONTINENCE

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

January 25, 2017 Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pseudo-obstruction

Well this story is about my child. At a few months old constipation became an issue that would come and go. Up to age 3 we treated this by the pediatricians recommendations with suppositories, v8 splash, senna a list of things. The suppositories we not pleasant of course and we just kind of backed off everything. Things seemed better, life and Mom-brain took over. So over the next several years

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

January 15, 2017 Fecal Incontinence

I'm really not completely bowel incon but after a hemacolectomy (removal of aprox 1' of decsending colon for concentrated diverticulum), I began to experience very severe urgency. It is such that even with a bathroom near by, I rarely make it. Every effort to use the toilet has resulted in soiled clothing and the difficult task of cleaning the bathroom. As you can imagine, this restricted my no

SCOTT'S PERSONAL STORY

January 13, 2017 Fecal Incontinence

It was under advice, good direction, and being to the end of my rope that I am finally telling my story, or at least the side no one knows of...


May of 2012, I was hit by a drunk driver on my way to work. It was a horrific crash that left me severely injured, including 9 broken bones and a very serious brain injury that required 6 surgeries and a medically induced coma to even hav

ZANA'S PERSONAL STORY

June 15, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

Thank you to all brave sufferers of faecal incontinence who have shared their story. I am an author - not a very famous one, but a published one - and I am a nurse, as well as a sufferer of FI since giving birth 24 years ago. One day I would like to seek everyone's permission and write stories. I want the world to know what we go  through because why should we feel guilty, dirty and live w

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 15, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

Hello to everybody. I bumped into this website in one of the several moments of discomfort of my life. I was born with myelomeningocele, spina bifida, so I've been dealing with fecal incontinence my entire life.


ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 12, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

I am in my 50's Very shortly after I eat, I have to poop. I can hold it for a few minutes max. This situation I can control to some extent. Other times, without warning, I feel it coming out and cant stop it.

I always wear a thick diaper everywhere I go. Most of the time I stay stealth with

LINDSAY'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I have suffered with fecal urgency and incontinence since the birth of my daughter in May 2012. I'm 33 years old. I feel like I am carrying a huge weight around with me, everyday is so mentally exhausting. Everything has to be controlled and revolve around me possibly needing to use the bathroom. Some days I have 2-3 minutes to get there other days it's seconds. I suffer from anxiety and take medi

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

At age 50 I had to say good-bye to a very diseased colon, but was encouraged when I learned about j-pouch surgery to create an ileoanal reservoir. This meant a life free of wearing and ileostomy bag -- which did have to wear for a year and did not get along with at all -- and I was excited. However, before I turned 51 I was found unable to continue working due to fecal incontinence, as it is prett

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

At age 50 I had to say good-bye to a very diseased colon, but was encouraged when I learned about j-pouch surgery to create an ileoanal reservoir. This meant a life free of wearing and ileostomy bag -- which did have to wear for a year and did not get along with at all -- and I was excited. However, before I turned 51 I was found unable to continue working due to fecal incontinence, as it is prett

PARKER'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 All Functional GI & Motility Disorders, Dumping Syndrome, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Gastroparesis, Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I had just finished the electronics technician school for submarines in Groton,CT when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Not wanting to lose another submariner, especially a freshly trained one the doctor convinced me to stay in the Navy. I was in prime shape, running 10 miles a day and the doc told me if I keep working out, I had nothing to worry about and no further treatment was needed. Unfortunat

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

Several years ago I began having episodes of fecal incontinence at night while asleep. Sometimes every few months or multiple times a week. I chalked it up to the frequent diarrhea I had been having since my gastric bypass in 2002. Then I began having minor spotting accidents during the day. I began taking extra clothes to work just in case and lived in fear of a "big one at work" I couldn't hide.

MEG'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

In 2010 I gave birth to my first son and suffered a 4th degree tear- as a result of a vacuum delivery and episiotomy. Soon after I started having issues with continence but didn't really connect the dots. After a year or so of realizing that something wasn't right, I had a GI doc do a rectal exam and discovered that most of my sphincter muscle was missing. I was referred to a colo-rectal surgeon a

CHRISTINE'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

Cheer up folks!!! I read stories about people staying home all the time and scared to leave the house. I have had incontinence for over 10 years. I am now a 55 year old woman who wears diapers and has a wonderful life. I can go most anywhere and remain stealth about my diaper issues. I got used to them, stopped worrying about it and just enjoy life. Most of my girlfriends at work know I have to we

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I am a 70 year old woman who was diagnosed with IBS-D about 25 years ago, though I think I had mild symptoms for 15 years before that. Since then, I have gone through many different treatments and approaches, and have visited numerous doctors and practitioners. Some things worked for a while, but then stop working and I am back looking for the "miracle" cure... and everytime something stops work

NICOLE GARCIA'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

I have been dealing with "undiagnosed" digestive issues since I was 25. I have spent a majority of my 20's and now the beginning of my 30's suffering and living a life controlled by digestive motility disorders.
It all started with not being able to go to the bathroom for weeks at a time, nausea, noticeable and uncomfortable bloating (look pregnant/clothes not fitting), painful stomach cram

TATSUHIRO'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

Since I was in high school I had developed IBS-D (diarrhoea predominant irritable bowel syndrome). Fortunately I do not consider myself to have a chronic but frequent flare-ups of diarrhoea. It has been sort of a nightmare with me as I have had many embarrassing public diarrhoea accidents as one of the 'perks' of this disorder. Some of my more most embarrassing were my accident in Paris at the

ANONYMOUS'S PERSONAL STORY

February 11, 2016 Fecal Incontinence

I have IBS (diarrhoea)and this rather nasty 'propensity' of experiencing embarrassing (sometimes explosive) diarrhoea 'incursions'. many times I have worn light coloured (even white painter's pants and have been rather unfortunate to have been at the wrong place and wrong time in encountering these fast acting sudden and most unexpected accidents of the runs in public (not knowing where the neares