An Evidence-Based Approach to the Evaluation, Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment of Fecal Incontinence in Women.

Academic Article


  • Fecal incontinence (FI) is a debilitating disorder which negatively impacts quality of life. The etiology is often multifactorial and although most women with FI are able to be treated, many remain untreated because a significant proportion of women do not report their symptoms and seek care. The evaluation and treatment of FI can be also hindered by a lack of understanding of the mechanisms and current options. This article provides a review on the evidence-based evaluation and management for FI.
  • Keywords

  • Accidental bowel leakage, Anal incontinence, Defecatory disorders, Fecal incontinence
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 1569369
  • Author List

  • Meyer I; Richter HE
  • Start Page

  • 155
  • End Page

  • 164
  • Volume

  • 3
  • Issue

  • 3