Fecal Incontinence 101

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Fecal incontinence is a disorder that affects 1-2% of the population, and is characterized by the involuntary loss of feces and intestinal gas. The condition may occur on various levels from modest losses to the total inability to control defecation. Generally, it is linked to the loss of elasticity of the rectus muscles, caused by damage to the nervous system or outcomes of surgical interventions.

More common in women, due to weaker pelvic and abdominal muscles, it may occur due to complications during childbirth. It is also common in those suffering from constipation or chronic / acute diarrhea, and those over 40 years of age, as the risk is higher. Fecal Incontinence is a sign or a symptom, not a diagnosis, therefore the causes that determined it must be discovered. It is a highly disabling disorder, which has a major impact on the quality of life of those affected, causing isolation and depression.


The causes of fecal incontinence are numerous and different. They include:

  • Rectal prolapse, characterized by the weakened tissues of the rectum that protrude outside the anus or through the vagina
  • Constipation, chronic and acute diarrhea, conditions that can alter the resistance of the rectum muscles or create damage to the nerves involved in defecation control. The abuse of laxatives for the treatment of constipation can also affect the control of the anal sphincter
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Surgical interventions
  • Severe hemorrhoids
  • Chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes
  • Trauma of the pelvic floor during childbirth
  • Infections
  • Urinary incontinence, often the disorder precedes fecal incontinence
  • Stress


The following are symptoms of fecal incontinence, and involve the involuntary loss of intestinal gas and feces. Please consult your Primary Care Physician if you find yourself experiencing these primary symptoms:

  • Episodes of stool loss that are repeated several times in a short time period. Isolated episodes should not be considered because they may be related to isolated dysfunction
  • Those who suffer from fecal incontinence can not control or delay the impulse to defecate, sometimes they do not feel it.
  • Flatulence, abdominal swelling, anal ulcers, anal and genital itching

Secondary symptoms include:

  • Irritation and infections of the skin, rectum and urinary tract
  • Psychological stress, caused by the heavy repercussion on social life.


To prevent episodes of fecal incontinence, you must pay careful attention to any lifestyle habits you adopt that may favor it. Make sure you eat a fiber-rich diet and consume more than 8 cups of water a day. Avoid foods such as alcohol, caffeine, spicy and smoked foods that can promote inflammation. It is necessary to follow a varied diet, and to exercise regularly.

Adapt the protection to your situation

Should incontinence persist despite adopting strategies for reducing episodes, having a range of protection with different absorbing powers and an anatomical shape allows more change, less risk, and greater autonomy in dealing with the problem. Choosing the most suitable product for you depends on a variety of factors.

An innovative, super thin, and absorbent pull on underwear called Alyne was recently introduced in the U.S.A.

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Alyne’s revolutionary design completely eliminates thick, fluffy wood pulp.  Instead, it makes use of a 4-stage absorbency system which is up to 50% thinner. It fits and feels more like regular underwear making them more dignified to wear.

Alyne also has twice the number of elastic comfort-fit threads that provide a close, comfortable fit, and they’re colored as your sign of authenticity.  Alyne offers users continuous odor control — not just a masking fragrance.  Lastly, special inner leg leak barriers provide extra protection from leaking.  Without bulky wood pulp, the 4 layer Alyne Diamond-QuiltTM design provides protection from leaks, enabling it to be up to 50% thinner.  Alyne provides users with a more dignified wearing experience.  Something users find very compelling.

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Alyne believes that every woman (and man) has the right to live with incontinence in the most dignified manner possible.

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