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What Is Fecal Incontinence? - Dr. Sanz

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Dr. Sanz explains what fecal incontinence is.

Dr. Sanz:
Fecal incontinence is a loss of either liquid like diarrhea, gas, or solid stools, the involuntary loss of fecal gas or solid stools. It can be all of them together, or it can be just gas, or it can be just maybe continent of solid stool, but when they have diarrhea they cannot control it or they cannot control the gas so you have to differentiate, but we call all of them, whether she gets all of them or only one of them, fecal incontinence.

Dr. Luis Sanz leads Urogynecology & Pelvic Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center, focusing on pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and prolapse (bulging) of the vagina, bladder and/or uterus. In addition to Dr. Sanz's particular interest in the subspecialty of Urogynecology, he also sees patients for standard gynecological exams and treatment.

Dr. Sanz is a Professor, Scholar Track, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also formerly served as Vice Chairman and Chief of the Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He was also Director of Georgetown's Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction Clinic.

A member of AOA (Medical Honor Society), Dr. Sanz's prior academic appointments and professional experience also include: Associate Professor in Pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital and Director, Colposcopy Clinic and Gynecologic Cancer Detection Center (D.C. General Hospital, Georgetown University Service). Among the professional organizations to which Dr. Sanz belongs are: American Association of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecological Urology Society, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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