Coexistence of constipation and incontinence in children and adults.

@article{Nurko2011CoexistenceOC,
  title={Coexistence of constipation and incontinence in children and adults.},
  author={S Nurko and S Mark Scott},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={29-41}
}
The coexistence of constipation and fecal incontinence has long been recognised in paediatric and geriatric populations, but is grossly underappreciated in the rest of the adult population. In children, functional fecal incontinence is usually associated with constipation, stool retention and incomplete evacuation, and is frequently allied to urinary incontinence. Pathophysiology of the incontinence is incompletely understood, although both in children and adults, it is thought to be secondary… CONTINUE READING

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