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15 year old brother rarely has "bm" and found out he is using pads in his underwear, which are covered in feces, to help with mess. What's going on?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Chronic Retention

Some kids have a slower emptying cycle than others &/or begin a pattern of skipping stools.
Early:avoiding discomfort of emptying; school age: avoiding school bathrooms or class embarasement:older; not being able to empty effectively because of balooning of the sigmoid colon.New stool slurries around old compacted poo & leaks.Needs confirmatory xrays, a great wash out & a year long rehab program.

In brief: Chronic Retention

Some kids have a slower emptying cycle than others &/or begin a pattern of skipping stools.
Early:avoiding discomfort of emptying; school age: avoiding school bathrooms or class embarasement:older; not being able to empty effectively because of balooning of the sigmoid colon.New stool slurries around old compacted poo & leaks.Needs confirmatory xrays, a great wash out & a year long rehab program.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Needs to see MD

Coould be have "overflow" diarrhea from impacted stool in the rectum. Definitely not normal.
He needs to see a doc, get examined.

In brief: Needs to see MD

Coould be have "overflow" diarrhea from impacted stool in the rectum. Definitely not normal.
He needs to see a doc, get examined.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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