You are not alone.
adults in the United States suffer from bowel incontinence, also referred to as accidental bowel leakage.1
What Is Bowel Incontinence?
Bowel incontinence, or accidental bowel leakage, is a condition where people get sudden urges to pass stool and experience leakage of stool before they make it to the restroom.
Bowel Incontinence SymptomsYou may be suffering from bowel incontinence if:
You experience sudden urges to pass stool
Urgency Fecal Incontinence
You experience an inability to stop the urge to pass stool
Passive Bowel Incontinence
You experience leakage of stool with activity or without awareness
Dual incontinence is when a patient is experiencing both bladder and bowel control symptoms.
Your journey to find the treatment solution that works for you
1CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR
- Discuss your symptoms
- Start a baseline bowel diary
- Undergo recommended diagnostic tests
- Discuss treatment options
- Diet changes
- Sphincter and pelvic floor exercises
- Over-the-counter antidiarrheal medications
- Minimally Invasive
- Sacral Neuromodulation
- Surgical Sphincter Repair
Patient Care Pathway
Your doctor and his or her clinical team will follow a patient care pathway, which is a roadmap of the different treatment options available to you. The pathway starts with conservative treatments and then moves on to the advanced therapies.
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What Is Sacral Neuromodulation?
Sacral Neuromodulation is a therapy that provides gentle stimulation to the nerves that communicate between the brain and the bladder and bowel. This advanced therapy helps restore normal communication, which can result in symptom improvement.
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Rebecca McCrery, MD, FPMRS
There is a solution for you.
The good news is that there are bowel incontinence treatment options for controlling your symptoms. Axonics Therapy is an advanced solution to treat your bowel incontinence symptoms. This therapy is a clinically proven solution to help people regain bowel control.2LEARN MORE ABOUT AXONICS THERAPY
Real stories. Real results.
71 years old
I adjusted my whole life by limiting myself from drinking and eating. Now I don’t have to.
Doris had suffered with overactive bladder and bowel symptoms since 1987. “The thing that stands out in my mind the most is that this has gone on for so many years and I had to adjust my whole life.” Finally, with Sacral Neuromodulation therapy from Axonics, Doris got her symptoms under control and was able to say “goodbye” to wearing pads!
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1. Ditah I, Devaki P, Luma HN, et al. Prevalence, trends, and risk factors for fecal incontinence in United States adults, 2005-2010. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;12(4):636-43.e432. doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2013.07.020
2. Pezzella A, McCrery R, Lane F, et al. Two-year outcomes of the ARTISAN-SNM study for the treatment of urinary urgency incontinence using the Axonics rechargeable sacral neuromodulation system. Neurourol Urodyn. 2021;40(2):714-721. doi:10.1002/nau.24615