The doctors at Southeast Urogyn in Jackson, Mississippi provide a variety of treatments for their patients who suffer from fecal incontinence.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements or gas which allows stool or gas to leak out of the body unexpectedly.
Fecal incontinence is often caused by a combination of factors which may include:
The doctors at Southeast Urogyn offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments to treat fecal incontinence. Non-surgical treatments may include dietary changes to avoid certain foods, like dairy products, which may trigger loose bowel movements, medications to firm the stool and prevent diarrhea, pelvic muscle rehabilitation including Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and anal sphincter muscles. Sometimes these can improve bowel control for some patients.
Biofeedback is often helpful when pelvic floor exercises fail. Biofeedback helps to retrain the anal muscles to reinforce the correct use of these muscles using computer images. A small tampon-like sensor placed into the vagina or rectum links the patient to a computer and screen. Contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles produces signals on the screen, allowing the healthcare provider to identify proper or improper technique.
Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim) is a mild electrical stimulus delivered directly to the pelvic floor muscles. This therapy is helpful for patients who are unable to carryout effective pelvic muscle rehabilitation exercises.
The surgical options provided by Southeast Urogyn may include:
Southeast Urogyn provides expert care, and wants every patient to be able to afford the checkups they need. If you have any questions about the insurance we accept, please call or office to see how we can best help you.
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"I had trouble with incontinence. My internal medicine dr. referred me to Dr. Speights. I had surgery 6 weeks ago and the results are amazing."
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"Dr. Speights repaired several issues that I had been troubled with for some time. I can now return to my normal daily activities without any problems."
"I felt very comfortable talking with Dr. Speights about the issues that I was having. He explained everything to me and was open for any questions that I might have."
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