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Faecal Incontinence

Faecal incontinence is often a debilitating condition, but a treatable one

What is Faecal Incontinence?

Faecal incontinence, or bowel incontinence refers to the inability to control one’s bowel movements, causing stool to leak from the rectum. Faecal incontinence varies in severity, from occasional leakage while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.

Faecal Incontinence

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What Causes Faecal Incontinence?

Faecal incontinence occurs when there is poor bowel control, which can be caused by a plethora of factors, some of which include:

  • Muscle damage
  • Medication
  • Bowel disease
  • Nerve disorders
  • Severe diarrhoea
  • Haemorrhoids

Faecal incontinence can also result in skin irritation, emotional distress and is disruptive to daily activities. If you are suffering from faecal incontinence, it is strongly recommended that you check in with a colorectal surgeon to determine the cause and treatments available.

How is Faecal Incontinence Treated?

Because faecal incontinence is typically the result of another underlying condition, treatment for incontinence is dependent on the cause. Serious cases may require surgery, and Dr Koh is experienced with the following procedures:

Sphincteroplasty

This procedure reconnects the separated ends of an anal sphincter that is torn from childbirth or another injury.

Artificial Anal Sphincter

The artificial anal sphincter refers to a cuff being implanted in your anus that can be inflated or deflated on demand. Inflating the cuff controls the passage of stool.

Colostomy

Colostomy opens a hole in the abdomen, and stools are collected in a bag on the outside of the abdomen instead of passing through the anus. This is usually only used as a last resort as this is the most drastic measure to treat incontinence.

If faecal incontinence is caused by other underlying conditions such as haemorrhoids, rectal prolapse or a rectocele, Dr Koh may perform surgery to treat those conditions as well.

Our Surgeon

Dr Dennis KohConsultant Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS (Nottingham), MMed (Surg)
BMedSci (Nottingham), FRCSEd, FAMS

Dr Dennis Koh is a MOH-accredited and experienced colorectal surgeon; and currently the Medical Director at Colorectal Practice.

Dr Koh strives to provide a customized treatment plan for each patient, which allows for better outcomes. He also honed his skills in proctology abroad in Geneva, bringing a more diverse touch to his practice.

Dr Dennis Koh
Dr Dennis Koh

Dr Dennis Koh is a MOH-accredited and experienced colorectal surgeon; and currently the Medical Director at Colorectal Practice.

Dr Koh strives to provide a customized treatment plan for each patient, which allows for better outcomes. He also honed his skills in proctology abroad in Geneva, bringing a more diverse touch to his practice.

Comprehensive Range of Colorectal Services for Your Peace of Mind

Dr Koh tailors his treatment based on your lifestyle requirements and healthcare needs. At our colorectal clinic, we believe in providing personalized care as it allows for better surgical outcomes and creates a supportive environment for our patients.

For a detailed consultation, contact us at 6262 1226 or fill up the contact form below.

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