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Questions tagged [encopresis]

Encopresis is voluntary or involuntary fecal soiling in children who have usually already been toilet trained.

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My 8 year old pees and poops his pants

I am at a loss. My son is almost 8. He was fully potty trained by 2 1/2, but now isn't. I have tried everything; taking away TV, toys, etc. I have even grounded him. I have even tried to be calm and ...
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My 11-year-old grandson is holding in his poop

My 11-year-old grandson holds in his poop to the point he will pack his butt with toilet paper and when he can't hold it anymore it comes out in the toilet paper. Afterwards, he tries to clean up the ...
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7 year old soiling, full bowel movements [duplicate]

My 7 year old daughter has never been dry. We have been to the consultant a few times who doesn’t seem very interested. She has had intermittent bowel problems where she souls herself that have ...
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My 8-year-old son is still soiling and wetting himself. Please help!

My 8-year-old son has been wetting and soiling himself for a long time now. We have been referred to hospital specialist nurses who are helping retrain his bladder. This was over 18 months ago and we ...
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My 11 year old daughter has encopresis that won't go away [closed]

I am a mother of an 11 year old daughter who was diagnosed with encopresis when she was entering kindergarden. She still has it to this day, and she never lets me and her father stop hearing, "It's ...
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How can I help my 11 year old daughter with encopresis?

My daughter has was diagnosed with encopresis at age 7. She's had bad constipation since 5, but I thought it was a phase. She cries when she has a "flare up" as she calls it. I can see the pain in her ...
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How to help our autistic 13-year-old-son who has a withholding issue and gets senna?

We have a 13-year-old son with autism. He has withholding issues of poop. He is now under treatment with 15 ml x 3 a day accompanied with suppository, otherwise he won't go. I tried to give him food ...
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7 year old son is soiling himself

my 7 year old son is soiling himself. he can use the bathroom for #1 but he never goes for #2. he either "sharts" or poops a little just enough to stain his underwear. and holds the rest in. I have to ...
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Encopresis frustration [duplicate]

I have a 6yr granddaughter that has encopresis. It's very hard to watch her mom ( a single, working mom) deal with this every day. The little one tries but it is a constant struggle. With doctor ...
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My 8-year-old son won't go to the toilet at school

My 8-year-old son won't poo in the school. He knows that he can do it, but when he is at school, he poos in his pants. I feel like I am not getting anywhere. I just need some advice please.
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7 yr old pooping pants [duplicate]

We have tried punishing and then rewarding the child for pooping their pants. He has been to the doctors and was suggested to try a laxative for this problem. We also tried setting certain times to ...
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Six and nine-year-olds will not stop having accidents

I have two boys, just turned six and nine. While occasional #1 accidents are not that uncommon in Kindergarten, both of my boys started off their Kindergarten years with lots of them, including #2 ...
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Why is my 7 year old son still having accidents in his pants? [duplicate]

I have an otherwise normal and active 7 year old son who is having trouble going to the bathroom (#2). He is soiling his pants but seems OK with it. He knows it smells bad and he knows it is ...
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Encopresis, I'm at my wits end? Does anybody have suggestions?

My 12 year old daughter has been dealing with retentive encopresis since age 6. She avoids going to the toilet at all. This results in soiling and the production of an amazing huge toilet-clogging log-...
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My son is 8 and is still soiling his pants and doesn't care

I would like some help on how to deal with an 8 year old boy, who is refusing to go number 2's in the toilet and does them in his pants and then won't go and clean himself up. I have talked to him ...
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Encopresis: how can we encourage our child to clean himself or ask for help immediately instead of ignoring the dirty underwear?

Our son (now nearly 6.5 years old) has problems with potty training for years now. (The long history is described here: How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home? ). Remarks: We are ...
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How to deal with Encopresis in primary school?

Our son has Encopresis since many years (the history is described here: How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home? ). He is now 6 years old and in some phases (which often last 2..3 ...
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Help! My 5 year old just won't poop on the toilet

I don't know what to do. We have been trying to get our son to poop in the toilet since he was 3. He is now 5 and shows no signs of starting any time ever. He has done it once or twice but he poops in ...
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How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?

We're having problems with our 3.5 year-old boy concerning potty training: Since his birth it seems, that being cleaned is much more unpleasing to him than running around with brimful diapers for ...