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What is the treatment for encopresis?

What is the treatment for encopresis?

Encopresis: Find cause of inability to control bowels and treat the cause, whether organic or functional. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure or remedy to help with a 10yo with encopresis?

Is there a natural cure or remedy to help with a 10yo with 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 more

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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?

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 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?

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?

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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