How common is fecal incontinence following middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke?

Updated: Feb 20, 2018
  • Author: Daniel I Slater, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Although common after stroke, fecal incontinence is poorly studied in this population. Up to 40% of stroke survivors experience fecal incontinence in the acute phase of recovery, and up to 19% still experience fecal incontinence at 6 months. [34, 36]


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