How is Fecal Incontinence treated?
Treatment typically starts with behavioral modifications, dietary changes, pelvic floor exercises and antidiarrheal medicines to relax the bowel. Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) with Urgent® PC* is a low-risk, outpatient therapy typically used when conservative treatments aren’t enough but before more invasive treatments. Another option is injection of a bulking agent such as PTQ® to bulk-up weak or damaged muscles surrounding the anal sphincter. Surgery to implant an artificial anal sphincter or to remove a portion of the bowel is also an option.
*URGENT PC® is only indicated for fecal incontinence outside of the UNITED STATES