Question: Can I get Social Security disability for bowel incontinence?
Answer: Yes, it is possible to get Social Security disability for bowel incontinence — that is inability to control your bowels, soiling yourself — also referred to as explosive diarrhea.
Most of the time when a person has this sort of symptom, physicians can help relieve the problem but not always. If you are one of the unlucky ones who has not responded to treatment, Social Security disability may be available to you.
In cases of alleged bowel incontinence, Social Security will look at your medical history. Is there a medical explanation for your bowel incontinence? Have you complained to your doctors? What have the tests shown?
It will help your case — but not your health — if there is a clear cut cause found such as inflammatory bowel disease such an Crohn’s disease. Any surgery you have had will certainly bolster your case. It will also matter whether you have other intestinal symptoms such as pain, nausea, bloating, or vomiting. Weight loss would be important. Hospitalizations help prove disability.
We stand ready to help you with a Social Security disability claim. Please contact us.