Symptoms of Anal Incontinence

Symptoms of anal incontinence can vary from inadvertently passing a small stool when passing wind, to a total loss of bowel control. However the two main forms of anal incontinence can fall into the following categories:

  • Urge bowel incontinence- a sudden or urgent need to use the toilet and incontinence will occur as a result of not reaching it in time.
  • Passive soiling- lack of any sensation before passing a stool.  
What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
or email
If you have private medical care or wish
to pay to see a consultant.
Take this factsheet along to your own
GP and request a referral to one
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