Faecal incontinence can be caused or made worse by several things including:
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Diarrhoea is common, but persistent and severe diarrhoea can be a sign of other problems.
Even after a child is toilet trained, there may be occasional accidents with soiling (poo) in your child's underwear.
Constipation is the passing of hard, dry bowel motions (stools) that may be infrequent or difficult to pass.
Urinary and faecal incontinence can have a significant impact on young adults, but there are ways to treat and manage it.