Problems with bowel and bladder function and control are common, specifically among the elderly. There are 2 types of incontinence:
Urinary incontinence means losing control of when urine leaves the bladder. This can range from minor leaking to a complete loss of control.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control stool (feces) from leaving the bowel, ranging from stool leaking when passing gas to a complete loss of control.
There are many causes of incontinence, for instance:
Certain foods, drinks or medications