Accidental Bowel Leakage: The Common Problem Nobody Talks About

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We all experience a bad case of diarrhea from time to time, but the lack of control you have during that time is unnerving, right? Well, imagine feeling that way every time you have to go – poop that is. Let’s just be real here! After all, this is BlackDoctor.org isn’t it?

Truth is, if you have difficulty controlling your bowel movements, then you might have accidental bowel leakage (ABL), but the good news is that you’re not alone and there is definitely something you can do about it. Continue reading to learn more about this troubling condition.

What Is It?

Accidental bowel leakage (ABL), also known as fecal incontinence, is the inability to be able to control your bowel movements. With someone who has ABL, the rectum does not stretch enough to hold the stool, so essentially, there is little to no time for the person to go to the restroom, causing leakage.