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Re: Bowel problems with children by julie ..... Ask Agnes & Bob # 3 [Archive]

Date:   4/16/2003 12:35:46 PM ( 19 years ago ago)
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i have been reading about all of you whos children have bowel problems.i think i can 7 year old son has also had this started with toilet training,he was always constipated and scared to go because it would hurt.he was still in diapers and pull ups until he was 5.after this he wouldn't go for up to two weeks at a time and would also soil himself alot.i understand all your frustration.i took him to a pediatritian and child mental health and found out a name for it {encopresis}.theres lots of info on the is basically an inability to pass bowel movements caused by cronic constapation.the bowel gets a big pouch from streching and everything gets trapped .the child has no urge to go and theres lots of leakage.i had a very hard time getting my son to take the meds and sit on the toilet but have fianally got a routine going and he is going everday and the best thing is his underpants are nearly always patient{iknow it hard}as this can take a long time to correct but a least know you'll know whats wrong. it always helps to put a name to a problem.i hope this helps. good luck.

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