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Encopresis (Soiling)

"Encopresis (soiling) like Enuresis (Bedwetting) can be a challenge, for a brief second, some parents want to think the child knows better, but then realize there must be something triggering it...in most cases soiling is linked to prolonged constipation"

American Academy of Pediatrics www.aap.org/publiced/BK5_Soiling.htm 

Family Doctor http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/children/parents/toilet/166.html 

Kid's Health www.kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/encopresis.html 

MedLine www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001570.htm 

University of Michigan www.med.umich.edu/1libr/yourchild/encopre.htm


If your doctor determines it is not caused by constipation, the The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) may help determine other causes. www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/problems_with_soiling_and_bowel_control




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