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Cannot control my bowel movements at night.Have to wear a

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cannot control my bowel movements at night.Have to wear a diaper. what can I do? I also take prescribed sleep medication.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

what sleep medication are you taking? Ambien?

have you had a sleep evaluation by a sleep doctor?

Anorectal manometry and anal ultrasound are the most useful tests outside of research protocols to investigate fecal incontinence.

these tests can tell if your anal sphincter muscle is working properly and if there is something mechanically affecting the anus

you should talk to your doctor about these tests and see if you can get them to get more information about what is going on

this is a good article

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2711681/

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