Incontinence Watch

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At 18 I am still occasionally faecally incontinent. I think it’s down to stress. It is awkward and embarrassing for me. There is no trend I can trace. It does happen fairly rapidly and I have had accidents which put limits on my social life. Only started when I was 11. People are sympathetic but it is horrible knowing that other people are aware that I mess myself. Help!
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Please dont be embarrassed about it, it is not as un common as you would think.
I would suggest wearing a panty liner, just to absorb any of the moisture.
Keep positive.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
At 18 I am still occasionally faecally incontinent. I think it’s down to stress. It is awkward and embarrassing for me. There is no trend I can trace. It does happen fairly rapidly and I have had accidents which put limits on my social life. Only started when I was 11. People are sympathetic but it is horrible knowing that other people are aware that I mess myself. Help!
Incontinence can be extremely difficult in terms of socialising, I get that. Try to ignore what other people are thinking because it’s just going to make you feel worse in the long run; both physically and mentally.

I’ve dealt with incontinence my whole lifetime, secondary school was a nightmare. I was bullied for having accidents and wearing pads. But I couldn’t help it, it’s a medical condition after all!

It’s good that people know and have a caring aspect to them, it’s great to tell, but don’t feel pressured into telling. Ultimately, they don’t need to know if you’re uncomfortable with talking about it.

Are you in contact with specialists that support your incontinence? Do they order supplies for you?

You’re welcome to message me privately if you need any support or advice
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incontinence usually happens due to weak pelvic floor muscles
There are kegel exercises for males and females which strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and can prevent incontinence.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
At 18 I am still occasionally faecally incontinent. I think it’s down to stress. It is awkward and embarrassing for me. There is no trend I can trace. It does happen fairly rapidly and I have had accidents which put limits on my social life. Only started when I was 11. People are sympathetic but it is horrible knowing that other people are aware that I mess myself. Help!
Try to do some quick pelvic floor exercises, they are quick and easy and if you do them morning and evening you might begin to see some changes
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(Original post by unaManzana)
incontinence usually happens due to weak pelvic floor muscles
There are kegel exercises for males and females which strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and can prevent incontinence.
That’s for urine incontinence, not faecal.
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That’s for urine incontinence, not faecal.
The muscles of the pelvic floor support your rectum and the urinary bladder and play an important role in maintaining stool and urinary continence. Weakness of these muscles, together with weakness of the anal sphincter (muscles around the anal opening) may cause stool incontinence. The purpose of these exercises is to improve the strength of your muscles and to prevent leakage and soiling.
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At 18 I am still occasionally faecally incontinent. I think it’s down to stress. It is awkward and embarrassing for me. There is no trend I can trace. It does happen fairly rapidly and I have had accidents which put limits on my social life. Only started when I was 11. People are sympathetic but it is horrible knowing that other people are aware that I mess myself. Help!
Have you seen a doctor?
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