When children of this age regularly soil their pants it is known as 'encopresis'. This can be quite a problem and causes a great deal of unhappiness and embarrassment for these children. This problem can start off in children who are constipated and it is the overflow leaking of stool that causes the child's pants to be soiled, or it can be due to a psychological problem. It is important to take your son to see your paediatrician if he has been constipated, otherwise he needs to be seen by a child psychologist. Read more about encopresis on Google.
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