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Remedies For Encopresis
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8yr old with autism, adhd, and encopresis. No solid bm for 3 months. X ray this past fri. Treatment daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and enemas. 1sm solid bm. Advice?
Probable overflow: These are probably loose stools around an impaction. A cleanout as recommended by your pcp or GI doc, followed by daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) mineral oil and fiber such as popcorn, along with designated toilet sitting time, should help. ...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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