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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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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