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Why does my 9-year-old poop in his pants 3 to 4 times a day.?

Why does my 9-year-old poop in his pants 3 to 4 times a day.?

Time for consult: I would have him seen by his PCP and evaluated for chronic constipation/stool retention, overflow. If your PCP is unfamiliar with the issue, contact a pediatric Gastroenterologist or developmental pediatrician. The various problems that lead up to this symptom are complex, and often take months and years to resolve with proper help. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son still poops his pants -- why? He poops his pants almost on a daily basis. Sometimes it is from not wiping good enough and I have showed him the correct way to wipe. However, I believe most of the time is because he is just too lazy to

My 9 year old son still poops his pants -- why? He poops his pants almost on a daily basis. Sometimes it is from not wiping good enough and I have showed him the correct way to wipe. However, I believe most of the time is because he is just too lazy to

Your: Your child probably has fecal retention syndrome. He is essesntially holding his poop. The best treament for this is a laxative called miralax (polyethylene glycol). He should take about 1/2 to 1 capful per day for up to six to nine months. It is important for him and his poop to part as friends for a long time. The reason his stool is in his underwear is not that he is not wiping well is that he is having breakthrough or fecal soiling from the liquid poop going around the hard, large stool in his colon. If the symptoms continue you should see your local doctor. ...Read more

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My 9 year old is pooping her pants or not wiping well enough what could the problem be?

My 9 year old is pooping her pants or not wiping well enough what could the problem be?

Time for consult: I would have him seen by his PCP and evaluated for chronic constipation/stool retention. If your PCP is unfamiliar with the issue, contact a pediatric Gastroenterologist or developmental pediatrician. The various problems that lead up to this symptom are complex, and often take months and years to resolve with proper help. ...Read more

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9 year old son has been holding back poop it has been ten days, he does have phycological problems. What do I do?

9 year old son has been holding back poop it has been ten days, he does have phycological problems. What do I do?

Stool saver: Start him on five tsp of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or whatever amount it takes to produce a diarrhea.Set him on the toilet each day in order to retrain him. Once you see he is making progress you can slowly cutback on the amount of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you are giving him. It is a long and tedious process so don't become frustrated. There may be regressions. ...Read more

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Hi my 9 year old daughter has held her poop for so long that enemas, suppositories, and Mira lax won't work please help me with advise?

Hi my 9 year old daughter has held her poop for so long that enemas, suppositories, and Mira lax won't work please help me with advise?

Complete evaluation: She needs to be evaluated by a pediatric gastroenterologist and or developmental pediatrician. This is much more common than you would expect, and treatment requires that you both become educated on how it developed and the long road to recovery. It can be fixed, but only through education and strict adherance to a rehabilitation plan. ...Read more

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Why a boy of nine years old can not controll his feces, every day we find his underwear with feces?

Why a boy of nine years old can not controll his feces, every day we find his underwear with feces?

Chronic Retention: Some kids have a slower emptying cycle than others &/or begin a pattern of skipping stools. Early:avoiding discomfort of emptying; school age: avoiding school bathrooms or class embarasement:older; not being able to empty effectively because of balooning of the sigmoid colon.New stool slurries around old compacted poo & leaks. Needs confirmatory xrays, a great wash out & a year long rehab program. ...Read more

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When found blood in stool of a 9 year old?

When found blood in stool of a 9 year old?

Go to doctor: Take him to see the doctor as soon as possible. That is not normal. ...Read more

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My 9 year old daughter has a spot of blood in her stool when she wiped, 2x today, I was going to go to the childre hospital. Is this hospital worthy?

My 9 year old daughter has a spot of blood in her stool when she wiped, 2x today, I was going to go to the childre hospital. Is this hospital worthy?

No: Most small amounts of blood on TP are due to small cracks in the rectal region caused by large or firm stools try to give her more fluid and fiber and see your doctor if the blood continues ...Read more

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My 9 year old has been having really bad stomach pains to the point of crying in pain for about 45 min, today in every stool she has little white seed?

My 9 year old has been having really bad stomach pains to the point of crying in pain for about 45 min, today in every stool she has little white seed?

Mgt: I would recommend that he be seen by his PCP since the pain is severe. This may be related to an infection, but his PCP should determine whether there is a need to hospitalize him for further management. ...Read more

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9 year old child been blinking eyes a lot and had a large soft mushy bowel movement in her sleep didn't wake up?

9 year old child been blinking eyes a lot and had a large soft mushy bowel movement in her sleep didn't wake up?

Correlation unlikely: Excessive blinking can be forceful, a tic like condition or non forceful due to weakness of the eye muscle resp. For elevating the upper eyelid. Loss of bowel control may not be related to the eye symptoms but both conditions require a very careful evaluation to rule out other underlying causes. I will recommend an evaluation by your PCP who will determine if a neuro consult is necessary ...Read more

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My 9yr old has an anal tag since birth but complains that it hurts every time she poops. Could this be the cause?

My 9yr old has an anal tag since birth but complains that it hurts every time she poops. Could this be the cause?

ANAL TAG/PAIN: Simple anal tag most of the time is harmless. Painful defecation can be because of constipation. If there is anal fissure (tear around anal opening) from constipation, the pain becomes so severe that the child becomes afraid of pooping and holds stool. Make sure she is not constipated. Anal tag may have association with other GI diseases. Check with her pediatrician to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Oily orange and loose stool, 9 yr old girl. This is about the 4th repeat of this condition in last six months. Any ideas on the cause?

Oily orange and loose stool, 9 yr old girl. This is about the 4th repeat of this condition in last six months. Any ideas on the cause?

Bowel problems: I would worry about problems like malabsorption, or Celiac disease or even a problem with her pancreas. Has she lost weight?? I would recommend having her referred to a pediatric gastroenterologist and having a colonoscopy or at least a sigmoidoscopy to see what's going on, take some biopsies and hopefully find an answer. Best wishes to you and her. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has recently had a urgency to go to the bathroom for a bowel movement. He does not always have a movement when he goes as he states it just felt like he had to go. This just started never had a problem before could this be his nerves?

My 9 yr old son has recently had a urgency to go to the bathroom for a bowel movement. He does not always have a movement when he goes as he states it just felt like he had to go. This just started never had a problem before could this be his nerves?

This could be nerves: But I would also advise looking into physical etiologies. It is also possible that if he tends to hold in his BM's, he may have a dilated rectal area, which would affect the normal urge to have a BM and the ability to go. Either way, I would recommend discussing this with his pediatrician and have him examined. ...Read more

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9yr old has bad gas & stomach ache daily for months with occasional migraine headache. Stool samples were takin and parasite/ infection was ruled out?

9yr old has bad gas & stomach ache daily for months with occasional migraine headache. Stool samples were takin and parasite/ infection was ruled out?

Gas: You need to have a food diary. Try to rule out the common things first. Try to use lactaid milk or exclude dairy products for five days to see if this helps. Then try to exclude other foods to see if this helps ...Read more

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9 yr old flu symps Diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting w some red blood in stool. A little came out in bed. Bright red and a little jelly like concern?

9 yr old flu symps Diarrhea, stomach ache, vomiting w some red blood in stool. A little came out in bed. Bright red and a little jelly like concern?

Seek medical help: Blood in stool can be from several causes in children. One of them is dysentery, another is intussusception. In any case it's very important to have the child evaluated as soon as possible. Take him in to his MD for work up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop my four year old stepson from pooping his pants?

Can you tell me how I could stop my four year old stepson from pooping his pants?

Time for consult: I would have him seen by his PCP and evaluated for chronic constipation/stool retention. If your PCP is unfamiliar with the issue, contact a pediatric Gastroenterologist or developmental pediatrician. The various problems that lead up to this symptom are complex, and often take months and years to resolve with proper help. ...Read more

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Why would a 5 year old child be pooping in his pants during night time and day time?

Why would a 5 year old child be pooping in his pants during night time and day time?

It may be encopresis: Encopresis can be caused by physical or psychological problems but is usually a result of chronic constipation. Your child should be seen by his pediatrician who may refer you to a specialist. For further work up or treatment. This condition may have serious medical or psycho-social consequences for the child and should be diagnosed treated expeditiously. ...Read more

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