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this is possible with age but can also be a sign of other nerve problems in the bowel. if there is stool leakage this is sometimes due to a loosening of the sphincter muscle that should prevent this. this may be muscular but is sometimes nerve related. I would see a gastroenterologist to be sure. They can take a look at the tone of your sphincter and also make sure there aren't any small tracts called fistulas that cause stool to leak when you push.
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