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Encopresis Toilet Training
Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?
Toilet training, is the process of training a young child to use a toilet or "potty chair" for urination and defecation . A child who can walk from room to room, pull his pants up & down & say "pee-pee", " poo-poo" or "potty" when he senses the urge is ready to toilet train. Rewarding attempts as well as successes & ignoring accidents, basic behavioral precepts, ...Read more
I used water from public toilet bowls to wet toilet tissue for wiping my bottom--externally & internally--for yrs as a young adult. Medical concerns?
Pink color on toilet paper after wiping. No lumps.No straining. Not in stool or on fecal matter. Noticed after applying toilet paper with warm water.
Prob hemorrhoid: Probably hemorrhoid but aggressive wiping or using fragrant or cheap toilet paper can irritate perianal area, yeast infection, folliculitis, anal cancer, anal fissure, rectal ulcer, proctitis and anorectal cancer are possibilities. Anoscopic exam or proctosigmoidoscopy (or full colonoscopy) can visualize area and confirm diagnosis. ...Read more
Varies by child : Varies by each child and his/her readiness to begin potty training, but typically between 2-3 years of age. View the following links for additional information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/potty-training/art-20045230. And: http://www.babycenter.com/potty-training ...Read more
Intense pain everytime pooping like knives coming out. Rectal pain hours after pooping. Blood on toilet paper. Healthy diet. On Abilify (aripiprazole) and Benadryl
Does a small bleeding tear inside anus when pooping constipated stool increase chance of catching disease from using public toilet (e.g. water splash?
I'm not sure...: ... that this specific problem has ever been studied in detail. However, any open wound is susceptible to infection, and certainly there are a lot of bacteria present both in that area of the body and in public toilets. If I had a perianal tear, I would try to avoid water splashing on it. You should see your doctor if the bleeding or pain are persistent . Good luck. ...Read more
- many digestive problems, many years
- last 3 y., too slow/ineffective bowel movements => spends 2-3hrs on toilet/day
Why? (Diet is OK.)
IBS: If this has been going on for so long you are likely to have a problem with your bowel motility most frequently ascribed to irritable bowel syndrome. There are many effective treatments, but you need to see a doc to establish the diagnosis and prescribe a steady and progressive program of treatment. ...Read more
Took a bowel movement in sitting 3-4 week toilet water. Scared some splashed inside anal areal. Thoughts?
Unnecessary: There are a million things to worry about before you worry about this. You are just fine. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3.5 y/o girl with VUR & duplicated ureter has frequent accidents, sudden urges & cannot hold urine. Been trained for 1.5 years. Possible incontinence?
May be normal, but: would definitely be interested in evaluation by her Pediatric Urologist. Many kids have intermittent "accidents" after toilet training, however with her history would want to make sure that there was no infection or problem with bladder tone. Her Urologist may want to run further tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fadedpink color, not bright red, on toilet paper after wiping. Not on fecal matter or in toilet, but on warm water moistened paper. No lumps. Sift stool?
Unwisely used water from public toilet bowls to wet tissue for wiping my bottom--externally & internally--for yrs. Need treatment/tests 20+ yrs later?
You are: probably healthy, but get an exam.Get a more detailed answer ›
Small Steps: First teach them to recognize when they need to go (naming it when you see it, as specific as you can). This communication is key. If stalled, try to get them to go into the bathroom, even if still in diapers. Then sitting on the potty. Model toileting all along the way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
11 year old who urinates self, poor grooming, and add like symptoms. Recently began soiling self. Poor social skills. Is it signs of abuse?
One possibility: While abuse is one of the things in the possible reasons for this scenario, it is not the only one. There could be a neurologic problem leading to the soiling and wetting. There could be psychologic problems, with the number one disorder coming to mind being depression and/or anxiety in this age group. The kid's thyroid could be out of whack. This child needs a complete head to toe evaluation! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling cold before a bowel movement normal for a potty training toddler (who holds in it as long as possible) ?
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