A 8-year-old male asked:
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8yr old with autism, adhd, and encopresis. no solid bm for 3 months. x ray this past fri. treatment daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and enemas. 1sm solid bm. advice?

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Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
38 years experience Pediatrics
Probable overflow: These are probably loose stools around an impaction. A cleanout as recommended by your pcp or GI doc, followed by daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) mineral oil and fiber such as popcorn, along with designated toilet sitting time, should help.
Answered on Jun 21, 2015
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Dr. Maha Amr
Dr. Maha Amr answered
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
Impaction: I would agree some children with behavior issues tend to retain and have leakage around the impacted stool from a dilated rectum and anus she needs a gastroenterology consultation
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
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