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Faecal Incontinence

The Management of Faecal Incontinence in Adults

NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 49


London: National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care (UK); .
ISBN-10: 0-9549760-4-5


For many people faecal incontinence is the result of a complex interplay of contributing factors, many of which can co-exist. Some may be relatively simple to reverse.

For this reason, and because of the scale of the problem, we looked at recommending assessment and initial management in primary care for most patients in the first instance and onward referral if simple measures in the initial care do not have satisfactory results.

Prevention was beyond the scope of the current guideline, but we acknowledge that there is much work to be done on preventing faecal incontinence, notably in relation to obstetric-related anal sphincter injuries, in people with neurological diagnoses and in frail older people.


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