In an era when people talk about just about anything, fecal incontinence is one of the few medical conditions that is so embarrassing, so disturbing, that people don’t even tell their doctors about it.
Sadly, if sufferers talked, they’d find out how common their problem is and learn that new help is available.
In the last two years, two new treatments for the debilitating condition have been approved. They don’t cure everybody, but can offer hope to people who are often so afraid they’ll soil their pants in public that they won’t leave home. Their lives revolve around their unreliable sphincters.