The consistency of the faeces will affect which products you choose as some products are only suitable for certain types of faeces.
Discussing your leakage problem with your health care professional
Assessing changes in stool consistency during treatment
Thinking about which types of products might help - e.g. loose, watery stool can be contained using a faecal collecting device but these are not suitable for solid faeces
The Bristol Stool Chart describes the different types of stool. It will enable you to describe your bowel leakage in a consistent way.
You can view a PDF of the Bristol Stool Chart 1
Click on Pads to find out which pads might be suitable for bowel leakage.
Click on Faecal Devices to find out about other products for bowel leakage.
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