Adult bowel leakage for MS
Renew Medical UK and talkhealth teamed up to offer patients the opportunity to ask leading clinical experts questions about bowel leakage in adults with MS. Up to 68% of Multiple Sclerosis patients develop problems with bowel control.
Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL) also referred to as Faecal Incontinence (FI) occurs as a result of reduced sensation in the rectum or reduced control of the anal sphincters.
The impact of ABL is devastating affecting independence, self-esteem and quality of life.
Those struggling to cope with ABL will often try to hide their symptoms and become increasingly isolated. Pads have traditionally been the only management solution but with limited success.
Support and alternative options are available through local continence services who will assess the level of intervention required and offer a range of conservative, pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.
Leading experts Debbie Gordon, Sharon Holroyd, Liam Rice and Polly Weston answered all your queries and concerns relating to adult bowel leakage for MS. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.