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Faecal incontinence

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Faecal incontinence in children (encopresis) - myDr.com.au

Children with encopresis are not soiling their underwear deliberately, and they should receive medical help.

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Faecal incontinence What is incontinence? Continence Foundation of Australia

Faecal incontinence is a term used to describe leakage from the bowel due to poor bowel control.

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Who's at risk? The facts Continence Foundation of Australia

Some health conditions and life events can put you at risk of developing either urinary or faecal incontinence. What are the known risk factors? Learn about important health alerts.

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Incontinence and continence problems

Many things can be done to manage, treat and sometimes cure incontinence and continence problems.

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Where to get help for incontinence

A number of health professionals specialise in the area of incontinence. It may be confusing to work out who to see to treat the problem. This fact sheet outlines how to approach the first appointment with a doctor, the range of services available and the role of various health professionals.

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Caring for someone with incontinence

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Caring for someone with bladder or bowel problems

This book has been written for carers to help them understand and manage the bladder or bowel problems of the person they care for.

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Medical conditions and incontinence Caring for someone with incontinence Continence Foundation of Australia

Continence Foundation of Australia

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What is incontinence? The facts Continence Foundation of Australia

Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence).

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Children Continence Foundation of Australia

Learn more about the common bladder and bowel control problems experienced by children and how they can be managed and / or treated.

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