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is there a natural cure or remedy to help with a 10yo with encopresis?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Maybe: Encopresis in a ten-year-old is a complicated issue. It's best to consult with an experienced psychiatrist first, prior to trying any treatments. Only a doctor can determine if this is a physical issue that may respond to a type of herb or drug, or a psychological issue that will require a more complex solution.
Dr. ASADULLAH AHMED
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause of encoparesis. Medical or psychological?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
See pedi GI or: A developmental pediatrician. These kids often need a combination of education & bowel retraining after an evaluation of their lower digestive tract. Sometimes a year or more must be devoted to the process & the kid must be a willing participant for it to be successful. Short term fixes invariably lead to early relapse & disappointment.

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