Fecal Incontinence

I have suffered with fecal urgency and incontinence since the birth of my daughter in May 2012. I'm 33 years old. I feel like I am carrying a huge weight around with me, everyday is so mentally exhausting. Everything has to be controlled and revolve around me possibly needing to use the bathroom. Some days I have 2-3 minutes to get there other days it's seconds. I suffer from anxiety and take medication for this. My life was so carefree before. I didn't worry or panic about going to places, I just got ready and off I went. Some days I feel ok, like I can go food shopping, or to the park...

I am in my 50's Very shortly after I eat, I have to poop. I can hold it for a few minutes max. This situation I can control to some extent. Other times, without warning, I feel it coming out and cant stop it.
I always wear a thick diaper everywhere I go. Most of the time I stay stealth with an A line skirt or high waisted dress. Plastic pants and control top pantyhose keep the smell and noise down to be undetectable around people. It really isn't that bad!! Of course I don't like it, but have learned to live with it. And it isn't uncomfortable to keep it in my diaper for a...

Hello to everybody. I bumped into this website in one of the several moments of discomfort of my life. I was born with myelomeningocele, spina bifida, so I've been dealing with fecal incontinence my entire life.

I'm actually crying reading some of your posts, for the first time I feel someone is considering this problem as a burden that sometimes is just unbearable. I'm a 23 yr girl from Italy and I would like to share my story with you, hoping it might relieve someone else's pain, as your stories just did with mine.

As I said I was born with spina bifida and...

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