Bowel incontinence is the involuntary or accidental leakage of liquid or solid stool. It is long-term (chronic) and unpredictable, and can be caused by many conditions.

Some typical signs include:

  • You notice leakage or soiling in your clothes
  • You sometimes don't make it to the bathroom in time
  • You make plans around having easy access to a restroom

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