PRP for Fecal Incontinence in Dallas, TX

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What is PRP for fecal incontinence?

Fecal incontinence can present as many different symptoms. Board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas can provide you the support you need with a proper diagnosis and treatment for your symptoms. Men and women of all ages can experience bowel issues, like acute or chronic constipation, diarrhea, or foul gas leakage. When these issues fail to go away after a few days, it may be due to a medical condition: the weakening of anal sphincters. One of the innovative treatments that Dr. Huertas can suggest is the injection of your platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into your anal sphincters.

Dr. Huertas can meet with you in a private consultation to talk about your fecal incontinence at Dallas Cosmetic Center in Dallas, TX. He is a knowledgeable and compassionate physician who would like to help you understand and treat this medical condition. Call and schedule a one-on-one appointment today to learn more about PRP for fecal incontinence.

What Are The Benefits Of PRP For Fecal Incontinence?

PRP therapy for fecal incontinence can provide dramatic improvements in health and quality of life with benefits that include:

  • Addressing the root causes of fecal incontinence
  • Using your body's own healing powers
  • Offering results without surgery or medication
  • Stimulating the growth of healthy new tissue
  • Strengthening the anal sphincters
  • Providing more control
  • Expanding freedom
  • Boosting self-confidence

Who is a candidate for PRP For Fecal Incontinence?

A consultation at Dallas Cosmetic Center is the best way to determine your candidacy for this minimally invasive procedure. We begin with a comprehensive review of your medical history, then perform an exam. Eligible candidates are those with mild to moderate fecal incontinence that has not responded to traditional treatments like diet and lifestyle changes or prescription medications. Some underlying health conditions may make you ineligible for PRP, so please inform Dr. Huertas of any chronic illnesses or health concerns beforehand.

How Long is Recovery After PRP For Fecal Incontinence?

Dr. Huertas will give you detailed information on what to expect during and after your treatment. PRP injections for fecal incontinence are typically done as an outpatient procedure, meaning you'll be able to go home; however, it is recommended that you have someone drive you. Platelet-rich plasma injections harness the restorative powers of your body to heal and rebuild tissue. This action can help strengthen the anal sphincter, reducing symptoms of fecal incontinence. Promising studies of PRP injections for fecal incontinence have recorded improvements and a marked reduction in symptoms within 6 – 8 weeks after the last PRP injection. These results continued to improve until optimal outcomes were usually achieved at 6 – 8 months.

How do you diagnose fecal incontinence?

To diagnose fecal incontinence, we may need you to undergo a defecation study with an X-ray or MRI, a colonoscopy, or an anorectal manometry for nerve and muscle defects. Dr. Huertas may also recommend an endoanal ultrasound, CT scan of your intestines, a barium enema with X-rays to check for blockages, or a combination of tests to pinpoint your medical condition.

Why Do you Need Treatment for Fecal Incontinence?

Having a healthy lifestyle may not be enough to keep your fecal incontinence in check. You may have changed your diet to accommodate your complicated situation, documented each bowel movement, and built your life around a schedule to make bathroom breaks more predictable. However, whenever these interventions no longer provide enough relief, you may need to seek out other options. Dr. Huertas will meet with you in person to discuss your opportunities to improve this situation, which can include injections of PRP at our office at Dallas Cosmetic Center. The treatment itself is straightforward. Dr. Huertas will take a blood sample from you to spin out your PRP in a centrifuge. Then, he'll inject the PRP into your anal sphincters, as needed. 

PRP for fecal Incontinence FAQ

Does Dr. Huertas treat men with fecal incontinence?
Yes. Men can (and do) experience fecal incontinence. Dr. Huertas can inject PRP into the anal sphincters of men, just as he does with women. While there may be fewer cases of fecal incontinence studies for men, it does occur (most often in men between the ages of 40 – 65). Dr. Huertas does accept men and women patients for this treatment. He may also have other suggestions for interventions to improve your quality of life with fewer accidents.

Why am I experiencing fecal incontinence?
Every person who has lived with fecal incontinence will have his or her own story or reason they attribute this problem to. You may have one or multiple factors contributing to your uncontrolled bowel movements. When your anal sphincters are damaged or weak, it can make holding it in problematic. There are no set causes as to why women experience bowel problems, and many of our patients experience a combination of causes that make it hard to tell. From trauma, childbirth, or health conditions that can undermine your anal sphincter muscle's ability to function properly, this is not a problem caused only by age. We can discuss what's causing your fecal incontinence in a private consultation.

How often do I need to get the PRP injections for fecal incontinence?
Each patient will have a custom treatment plan made by Dr. Huertas, who will go over all the treatment options for your medical condition with you, especially if he has ideas for other methods to treat your condition.

Dr. Huertas is here for you

If you would like to learn more about our PRP injections for fecal incontinence, please call our office in Dallas, TX for information. Dr. Huertras wants to help you gain more control of the situation instead of living at the mercy of your bowel moments. Fecal incontinence can diminish your quality of life. Let us personalize a treatment plan for you with PRP injections or other interventions recommended by our experienced practitioner, Dr. Huertas, at Dallas Cosmetic Center.

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