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A 30-year-old female asked:

is it possible that if my son has sensory processing disorder he could have bowel issues as well? he don't eat very much send is going to be 9yrs old.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately, bowel issues are relatively common in childhood to kids at any level of function. Slow transit constipation, stool retention, stooling avoidance, secondary leaking issues are all seen either transiently or long term in kids.Some adults are affected but never bring it up out of embarrassment or an acceptance that it is their normal.

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Last updated Sep 14, 2012

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