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Will a child with encopresis get sick more often because of the constant contact with feces?

Will a child with encopresis get sick more often because of the constant contact with feces?

Almost Never: This problem is not related to to the immune system. Unless the feces is available to open skin wounds, there is generally no risk. 1 exception might be a urinary tract infection with fecal exposure to the penis or vagina and poor cleaning technique. ...Read more

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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 enuresis and encopresis related? Please advise!

Is enuresis and encopresis related? Please advise!

Sometimes: You can have both or just one or the other. See your doctor if you have either or both for an evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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I was wondering is enuresis and encopresis related?

I was wondering is enuresis and encopresis related?

Can be: Encopresis is most often resulted from chronic constipation. Large stool masses in lower abdomen often compress the bladder leading to enuresis. ...Read more

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Causes of encopresis my daughter has not suffered any abuse so please don't use that answer there must be other causes

Causes of encopresis my daughter has not suffered any abuse so please don't  use that answer there must be other causes

Common problem: Various degrees of stool retention are common in childhood.It can be triggered simply if a kid decides not to poo when nature calls & then has a painful one the next day.Kids may begin retaining stools to avoid pain & gradually change their intestinal structure.Parents often fail to treat long enough to fix the problem & encopresis by school age can result. ...Read more

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Is it possible my sons ADHD med has caused.Encopresis?

Is it possible my sons ADHD med has caused.Encopresis?

Unlikely: In decades of treating both i find no correlation between add meds like methylphenidate and new onset encopresis. Most encopresis can be traced back to slow transit elimination patterns as early as infancy and intermittant problems from then forward.By school age it becomes aggravated by the kids decision to avoid empting at school.Management of both issues by a behavioral ped is helpful. ...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