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  • chronic
  • But some people have recurring or chronic fecal incontinence. (bidmc.org)
  • Fecal incontinence has many causes, including digestive tract disorders and chronic diseases. (nih.gov)
  • People who have serious chronic illnesses and those over the age of 65 are also more likely to experience incontinence. (verywellhealth.com)
  • One hundred thirty-three patients underwent test stimulation with a 90% success rate, of whom 120 (110 females) with a mean age of 60.5 years and a mean duration of fecal incontinence of 7 years received chronic implantation. (nih.gov)
  • Fecal incontinence is commonly seen in the elderly and is due to a host of age-related causes as well as chronic conditions that have progressed to the point of complications. (healthhype.com)
  • incontinent episodes
  • At 12 months of follow-up, 83 percent of patients experienced therapeutic success, defined as a greater than 50 percent reduction in the number of fecal incontinent episodes per week. (medgadget.com)
  • Patients with fecal incontinent episodes more than twice per week were offered participation in this multicentered prospective trial. (nih.gov)
  • elderly
  • In the US, fecal Incontinence affects 2600 per 100,000 individuals in the age group of 20 to 29 years and in elderly people up to 15,300 per 100,000 individuals who are over the age of 70 years. (wikidoc.org)
  • PURPOSE: The study was undertaken to determine whether idiopathic fecal incontinence in middle-aged and elderly females is likely to be a result of pudendal nerve damage (neurogenic incontinence) or merely a consequence of aging. (springer.com)
  • They added that fecal incontinence is not present in the majority of elderly women "and should not be treated as a normal part of aging. (medpagetoday.com)