Fecal Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction/Rectal Prolapse/Rectocele

Pelvic Floor Disorders (Fecal Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Rectocele, Rectal Prolapse)

Bowel Incontinence affects at least 10% of the population, most of them women. It is the loss of the ability to control your own bowel movements. Many do not seek treatment because they find the disease embarrassing and believe there is nothing that can be done. However, it is a very treatable disease and can either be completely cured or greatly improved, allowing you to get back to your own life, worry free.

Passive Fecal Incontinence: If a person’s sphincter muscle is not functioning properly, the person may pass stool and not even realize it.

Urge Incontinence: Caused by disease in the rectum. The person may involuntarily pass stool through a normal sphincter muscle.

Several studies are performed in the study of fecal incontinence, including endorectal utrasonography, lower endoscopy, and defecography. Your physician will determine the best study for you during the consultation.

At Colorectal Consultants, we offer prompt and friendly service to all our patients. Dr. Tarazi treats the following disorders. You may click on the links below to expand on each subject. This will take you to the official American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery website for up-to-date educational information.

Bowel/Fecal Incontinence

Fecal Incontinence Expanded

Rectal Prolapse

Prolapso Rectal

Rectal Prolapse Expanded Version


Rectocele (en espanol)

Rectocele Expanded Information

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Expanded Version