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[Pelvic floor and anal incontinence. Conservative therapy].


PMID 23329310

Abstract

Conservative treatment of fecal incontinence and obstructive defecation can be treated by many conservative treatment modalities. This article presents the options of medication therapy, spincter exercises, electric stimulation, transcutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, anal irrigation and injection of bulking agents. These methods are presented with reference to the currently available literature but the evidence-based data level for all methods is low. For minor disorders of anorectal function these conservative methods can lead to an improvement of anorectal function and should be individually adapted.