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Fecal incontinence

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control one's bowels.

When one feels the urge to have a bowel movement, they may not be able to hold it until they can get to a toilet, or stool may leak from the rectum unexpectedly.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Fecal incontinence", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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