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Is encopresis a life-long condition or will it go away after some time?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on cause

Most cases dissipate over time.
If there is a pathological condition causing the encopresis, then it's treatment would determine duration. The most common cause of encopresis in childhood is untreated adhd.

In brief: Depends on cause

Most cases dissipate over time.
If there is a pathological condition causing the encopresis, then it's treatment would determine duration. The most common cause of encopresis in childhood is untreated adhd.
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