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An_191887 posted:
Can being on a feeding tube cause bowel incontinence.

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Diane K Newman, RN-C, MSN, ANP responded:
Being on a feeding tube should not cause bowel incontinence unless it causes diarrhea or liquid stool. Bowel incontinence is usually caused by a weak sphincter muscle.


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