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Does the clean kid manual work for kids with encopresis?

Does the clean kid manual work for kids with encopresis?

Talk to a specialist: Encopresis can be an especially trying and difficult disorder to treat. The specialists in treating it usually are either behavioral and developmental pediatricians or pediatric GI doctors. They will be familiar with various approaches, probably including the clean kid manual. You need to have someone you trust with whom you can work towards a longterm solution. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Hitchon
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Stool Holding (Encopresis) (Definition)

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 leak around the blockage. ...Read more


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What is encopresis?

What is encopresis?

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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for encopresis?

What are the tests for encopresis?

Plain belly films: The best test is a good history and physical exam, and sometimes a kub, or abdominal film to confirm the presence of large amounts of stool in the colon and rectal vault. ...Read more

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How does a child end up with encopresis?

How does a child end up with encopresis?

Irritable CNS: The automatic part of the central nervous system is excitable and bowel activity is reactive without voluntary control. The easiest way to bring it on in an otherwise normal child is poor diet. ...Read more

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What is encopresis and how to control it?

What is encopresis and how to control it?

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

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Are older men as likely as women to have encopresis?

Are older men as likely as women to have encopresis?

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

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Could someone please help me figure about encopresis?

Could someone please help me figure about encopresis?

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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Is encopresis a life-long condition or will it go away after some time?

Usually it does.: While nothing in medicine is 100% certain, encopresis, if properly treated, will generally go away. Both the child, as well as the parents, tend to be just fine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of encopresis and how to effectively address them?

What are the symptoms of encopresis and how to effectively address them?

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 more

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