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

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
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In brief: Evaluation needed
Part of the answer may depend on if this is new problem or chronic.
First, a medical cause should be ruled out so if a child is having accidents at 5 in general talk to the pediatrician first. If a child was previously unproblematic and it is not medical, sometimes stress or trauma can cause a relapse. It could be encorporesis. For tips: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/toilettraining.Asp.

In brief: Evaluation needed
Part of the answer may depend on if this is new problem or chronic.
First, a medical cause should be ruled out so if a child is having accidents at 5 in general talk to the pediatrician first. If a child was previously unproblematic and it is not medical, sometimes stress or trauma can cause a relapse. It could be encorporesis. For tips: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/toilettraining.Asp.
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