Faecal incontinence is loss of gas, solid or liquid stool without the knowledge of the individual. It is commoner in women due to birth injuries. Women typically complain saying that they are not able to hold their gas or that they loose stool whenever they do active work like bending, lifting objects or coughing etc.
Sometimes motion may seep out and wet their panties even at rest. It is a very embarrassing situation and is a serious threat on a woman’s quality of life. Birth injuries are the principal cause of faecal incontinence in women. Women who experience complete tear of their perineal area are more prone for FI. Also upto 30% of women who delivered using forceps can experience FI later in life.