Fecal Incontinence: Definition & Causes


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What word is most closely related to feces?

I. Stool

II. Urine

III. Bile

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1. When someone mentions the anal sphincter, they are referring to:


Which of these is a potential cause of fecal incontinence?

I. Anatomical injury to the anal sphincter

II. Nervous system disorder

III. Too much caffeine

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about fecal incontinence with these assessments. Quiz questions will cover key topics like a similar word for the term feces and a definition of the anal sphincter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Cause(s) of fecal incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence in women
  • A single case of fecal incontinence

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way a woman experiences fecal incontinence and some of its causes
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can define the anal sphincter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding another way word for 'feces'

Additional Learning

To learn more, simply review the lesson entitled Fecal Incontinence: Definition & Causes. You'll review the following topics:

  • Fecal incontinence definition
  • The number of people who experience fecal incontinence in the U.S.
  • Toxins that cause fecal incontinence