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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Incontinence: You might want to speak with your physician about this. It is an unusual thing in someone as young as you are to have incontinence out of the blue. Es ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Misch
32 years experience Pediatrics
Your : Your child probably has fecal retention syndrome. He is essesntially holding his poop. The best treament for this is a laxative called miralax (polyet ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I : I agree with dr. Misch. If his issue is limited to soiling his underwear that is one problem. If he is actually defecating in his underpants and byp ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Time for consult: I would have him seen by his PCP and evaluated for chronic constipation/stool retention. If your PCP is unfamiliar with the issue, contact a pediatric ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Jacobson MD.
47 years experience Adolescent medicine
It may be encopresis: Encopresis can be caused by physical or psychological problems but is usually a result of chronic constipation. Your child should be seen by his pedia ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Devel vs. infection: Could be a problem in development or could be a physiological problem. First you want a family history as to the ages when both parents were stool co ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Severity determines: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infecti ... Read More
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Your question is ???: You made an interesting comment, but did not ask a question.If you have one please submit background info and ask a specific question. Questions are n ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. KT Park
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IBS: Ibs is divided into 2 types - constipation-type and diarrhea-type. Sounds like you may have the diarrhea-type. With diarrhea type esp, tenesmus (or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Reading and films...: For all the many times people are scared, this is a very infrequent occurrence. Except as a dramatic event in novels and films.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : It's hard to discuss without knowing what "special needs" means. If he is a teenager that really should be able to control his bowel movements, it cou ... Read More

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