Fecal Incontinence Pads

What are Fecal Pads or Incontinence Pads for Bowels?

Fecal incontinence pads or pads for leaky bowels are designed for those who suffer from Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL) and are looking for a bowel leakage product that absorbs fluids and odors while being discreet. Many people are unaware of the availability of fecal incontinence pads and resort to using a regular bladder pad for bowel incontinence protection. Those with fecal incontinence require a disposable bowel leakage product, as using washable products is not an option. Pads for fecal incontinence or incontinence pads for bowels are specifically shaped to fit in and around the buttocks and are designed to absorb liquids and hold the stool in place. These bowel incontinence products are less absorbent than traditional incontinence pads, therefore holding less fluid. 

pads for fecal incontinence and bowel leakage pads for a leaky bowel

What Might Cause the Need for a Fecal Pad?

Accidental Bowel Leakage is more common than you might think. It is not considered a medical condition that needs serious attention from a medical practitioner. However, it is a condition that can seriously interfere with one's daily lifestyle. Some of the causes that you might need to use bowel incontinence products such as pads for fecal incontinence are:

  1. Menopause
  2. Nerve damage from medical conditions such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.
  3. Hemorrhoids
  4. Pelvic floor damage from childbirth
  5. Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  6. Prostate issues
  7. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Choosing the Correct Fecal Incontinence Product

Accidental Bowel Leakage can range from light to severe. If you ask yourself, "What should I wear for bowel incontinence?" depending on your specific needs, you will need to consider incontinence pads for fecal incontinence or other bowel leakage product options for your leaky bowel. 

Severe Fecal Incontinence

If you suffer from extreme fecal incontinence or a more aggressive leaky bowel, you might want to consider overnight disposable underwear such as the Tranquility Premium Overnight Incontinence Underwear. This incontinence product is made of superabsorbent polymers that help protect against skin breakdown while keeping you dry and protected. Another option could be the Prevail Air Overnight Heavy Absorbency Brief. This incontinence brief features side panels for a leak-free, stretchable fit and is made of 100% breathable material to evaporate heat and humidity quickly. Take a look at all of the other options for heavy fecal incontinence here.

Prevail Air Overnight Briefs for fecal incontinence or a leaky bowel

Moderate Fecal Incontinence

For moderate bowel leakage, the Abena San Premium Adult Liners are pads for fecal incontinence that work well and are designed to be more discreet than the belted undergarment options. These are wider at the rear and offer more bowel incontinence protection where it is needed. Another option for moderate bowel incontinence is the Tranquility TopLiner Booster Contour Pad. These incontinence pads for bowels have an hourglass shape that provides a large absorbent area to help contain fecal matter.

Tranquility TopLiner Contour Booster Pad as fecal incontinence pads for fecal incontinence and a leaky bowel

Light to Moderate Fecal Incontinence

A great choice for light to moderate fecal incontinence or a leaky bowel is the McKesson Pad. These pads are excellent for fecal incontinence and can help those with Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL) manage their condition and maintain their lifestyle. The non-woven outer fabric and inner cellulose tissue are highly absorbent, offering protection and confidence. McKesson pads for bowel leakage are a simple and effective solution with sealed edges to prevent leaking and superior absorption with virtually no linting. This fecal incontinence pad for bowel leakage may be the perfect solution to helping you return to your normal routine and feel comfortable dealing with minor bowel leakage.

McKesson Abdominal and Fecal Incontinence Pads or bowel incontinence pads for bowel leakage

As you decide which products for fecal incontinence are right for you, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Latex Allergy: If you have an allergy to certain types of materials, such as latex, make sure you read about what the product is made of before you experience a skin irritation, which could worsen the condition.
  • Absorbency Level: Make sure you choose the right absorbency level. Incontinence pads for bowels that are for light bowel leakage will not be sufficient for someone with heavy bowel incontinence.
  • Odor Control: Look for a product that controls odors. When odors are neutralized, you are more likely to get through your day confidently without embarrassing odors.
  • Proper Fit: Choose a product that securely fits and will absorb all leakage. A poorly fitting incontinence product will not contain the fluids, and you risk leaking out of it and soiling your clothing.
  • Added Protection: You may also want to consider protecting your bed or any other surfaces with an underpad.

    Cardinal Health Quilted Premium MVP Underpad Wings as bowel leakage pads or fecal incontinence pads for a leaky bowel

If you ask yourself, "What should I wear for bowel incontinence?" you have come to the right place. We offer a wide range of incontinence pads and products for fecal incontinence that can help you no matter the severity of your bowel leakage. If you would like help choosing which bowel incontinence products or pads for fecal incontinence you require, please call us, and one of our Product Experts will assist in narrowing down what's right for your needs. We are just a phone call away and will ensure your bowel incontinence products are delivered discreetly to your door.

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