Accidental bowel leakage - adult
ASK THE EXPERT – Renew Medical UK and talkhealth teamed up to offer patients the opportunity to ask leading clinical experts questions about Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL) also commonly known as Faecal Incontinence. ABL is very common, it is currently estimated that 1 in 10 people in the UK are living with some form of bowel incontinence. Despite its commonality, many people still struggle to talk about it and many are unaware of the solutions that are available. NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) have published guidelines on the treatment pathway for faecal incontinence.
Leading experts Debbie Gordon, Sharon Holroyd and Polly Weston answered questions on issues related to ABL. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.
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Hi I have urgency issues, for the past few months If I need to urinate I need to go as soon as possible. I can not seem to hold ... 25th Mar 2019
I sent a question prior to this to be submitted. I do not see it here. I asked as if we age, and put on weight, that actually th... 25th Mar 2019
Hi I am 35 years old and have been having this bowel leakage problem for a few years now where after going to the toilet and the... 25th Mar 2019