My mother, 95, had been constipated for weeks, even with peri-colace, miralax, milk of mag. Now fecally incontinent - like mud. Advice?
We stopped giving her any stool softeners/laxatives 5 days ago. She eats a very simple diet, whole foods, nothing processed but she's still having soft stools like mud - and fecally incontinent for the first time. She drinks 4 glasses of water each day + herbal non-caf teas. We're both frustrated and I'm not sure if medical intervention is required. Meals these days consistent of simple breakfast: scrambled egg, toast, herbal tea; lunch: yogurt w/ apple or soup w/crackers for lunch; dinner: baked fish or chicken, potato, veggie
I'm at a loss as to what and why this is happening.