The Bowel Control Awareness Campaign (BCAC)

The Bowel Control Awareness Campaign is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

If you, someone you know, or someone you treat has a bowel control problem, it can be hard to discuss. But talking about the problem is the first step toward management.

Bowel control problems, also called fecal incontinence, are

  • common
  • manageable
  • often treatable
  • not always a part of aging

On this website, you'll find information to help you start the conversation. Also included are steps people can take on their own that may help improve bowel control.