I feel so terrible for my mother, who fancies herself glamorous and fashionable. A few years ago she dealt with a few episodes of FI and was told by her primary care doc that it was a weak sphincter probably caused by age and radiation to her pelvis for cancer when she was 60. This past year, it has gotten worse. She is humiliated and rarely leaves the house. She has made appts with a GI doc, but cancels because she's embarrassed (which I told her is ridiculous since GI docs have seen it all). She's not demented, but is definitely depressed after a year that included a mastectomy and now this. I'm hoping she will get to the dr (yes, I offered to go with her, but she doesn't accept help readily). I'm wondering if anyone has had a parent receive successful treatment for this problem, aside from wearing diapers. I know there are injectable substances and surgeries. Any hope would be much appreciated!