Managing Bowel Incontinence in IBD

The risk of bowel incontinence can be part of having Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - IBD). Bowel incontinence means the unintended passing of stools (faeces, poo). This information aims to introduce you to ways to manage the risk of incontinence physically, practically and emotionally.  

What is incontinence?
How many people with Crohn's or Colitis are affected by incontinence?
What causes incontinence?
Improving incontinence
Using the gastro-colic response to your advantage
Managing gas
Getting rid of the smells
Products and tips which might help
Going out?
Going away?
Managing stress and anxiety
Help and support from Crohn's & Colitis UK
How we write our information

Last reviewed: October 2018