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Bowel Control (Fecal Incontinence)

Thumbnail image of Bristol Stool Form Scale. Bristol Stool Form Scale
Provides illustrations of the seven stool types, which can be used to help fill out the stool diary.
PDF Version (384 KB)*

Thumbnail image of Diarrhea publication. Diarrhea
Includes general information about diarrhea and the causes. Covers diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
PDF Version (232 KB)*

Thumbnail image of Fecal Incontinence publication. Fecal Incontinence
Explains causes, diagnosis, and treatment of fecal incontinence, or bowel control problems. Includes information about eating, diet, and nutrition, and fecal incontinence in children.
PDF Version (578 KB)*

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Incontinencia fecal
Explica causas, diagnóstico y tratamiento de la incontinencia fecal o problemas de control intestinal.
Versión PDF (655 KB)*

Thumbnail image of Stool Diary. Stool Diary (PDF, 148 KB)*
Chart for recording daily bowel movement details such as time, presence of incontinence, stool seepage or staining, stool consistency, and urgency; additional details such as use of pads, medications, and other comments can be recorded.
Thumbnail image of What I need to know about Bowel Control publication What I need to know about Bowel Control
Describes bowel control problems, or fecal incontinence, and its causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment. Provides tips for doctor visits and coping with bowel control problems.
PDF Version (968 KB)*

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Lo que usted debe saber sobre el control intestinal
Describe problemas de control intestinal, o incontinencia fecal, y sus causas, factores de riesgo, diagnóstico y tratamiento.
Versión PDF (1,712 KB)*

Thumbnail image of What I need to know about Diarrheal publication What I need to know about Diarrhea
Discusses the causes of diarrhea and the dangers of dehydration. Provides suggestions for easing the symptoms of diarrhea in adults and children. Offers strategies for avoiding traveler’s diarrhea.
PDF Version (906 KB)*

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Lo que usted debe saber sobre la diarrea
Ofrece información sobre las causas de la diarrea y los riesgos de la deshidratación. Ofrece sugerencias para aliviar los síntomas de la diarrea en adultos y en niños. Presenta sugerencias para evitar la diajera del viajero.
Versión PDF (1,352 KB)*

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The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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