Several tests are used to determine the cause of fecal incontinence. The first step is a digital rectal exam in which the doctor inserts a gloved finger into the rectum. The doctor feels for abnormal anatomy or impacted stool. Impacted stool is a mass of hard, dry feces that becomes lodged in the bowel. Liquid material can leak out around it.
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