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Management of Urinary Incontinence in the Presence of Fecal Incontinence

  • Sandra Engberg
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Abstract

Fecal and urinary incontinence share a number of risk factors, and there is a high prevalence of concurrent urinary incontinence among individuals with fecal incontinence. Coexisting urinary incontinence should be considered when assessing patients with fecal incontinence and, if present, needs to be considered in the treatment plan. This chapter addresses the assessment and management of urinary incontinence in patients with fecal (i.e., dual incontinence). Interventions with some research to suggest that they may be beneficial for both conditions are highlighted.

Keywords

Dual incontinence Double incontinence Urinary incontinence Fecal incontinence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of NursingPittsburghUSA

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