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Abuse And Neglect Cause Encopresis
Causes of encopresis my daughter has not suffered any abuse so please don't use that answer there must be other causes
Common problem: Various degrees of stool retention are common in childhood.It can be triggered simply if a kid decides not to poo when nature calls & then has a painful one the next day.Kids may begin retaining stools to avoid pain & gradually change their intestinal structure.Parents often fail to treat long enough to fix the problem & encopresis by school age can result. ...Read more
Encopresis is also known as Fecal Incontinence. Encopresis is a condition in which there is leakage of stool in a child who has been toilet trained. Causes of encopresis include stress, Hirschsprung's disease, and constipation. Children with constipation may have encopresis due to stretching and desensitization of the rectum by the retained stool. Additional stool may ...Read more
Unlikely: In decades of treating both i find no correlation between add meds like methylphenidate and new onset encopresis. Most encopresis can be traced back to slow transit elimination patterns as early as infancy and intermittant problems from then forward.By school age it becomes aggravated by the kids decision to avoid empting at school.Management of both issues by a behavioral ped is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic constipation: Kids with encores is tend to have a long history of hard stools and problems having bowel movements. As kids learn to "hold" their bowl movements as they cause a great amount of pain, the rectal vaul distends and kids become impacted. What you see is " tracks" or soiling in the underwear, that is stool that seeps through. You need to look at diet, and be patient, it takes time, always see your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Encopresis: Is inability to control bowel movements, hence dooming self. Can occur in low intelligence ones or from illnesses of intestinal tract or result of medications that cause excess bowel activity or central nervous system abnormality or psychological reasons, etc. Remedy is treating the cause. ...Read more
No.: No, assuming dementias are not present. Encopresis : theterm is usually applied to children, and where the symptom is present in adults, it is more commonly known as fecal leakage (fl), fecal soiling or fecal seepage. Pregnancy and other factors unique to females make it more common in women. ...Read more
Need a laxative: Most people with encopresis(backed up stool) need to take a laxative and clean the colon(intetine) of backed up stool. Following that a change in diet to include fiber, roughage and plenty of fluids coupled with setting a specific time to empty ones bowels , ususally once daily is helpful in establishing a bathroom routine that encourages regular evacuation of stool. ...Read more
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