Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anon | 2009-07-27


7year old soiling himself- Please help

Hi Dr

Can you pls assist
My son 7yo - is soiling himself constantly. All the dr say it must be emotional (but havent even checked him out)

We have taken him for a phsycological evaluation recently for school purposes (IQ etc) and brought his under the phsycologist attention and she could not find any emotional issues to cause this,

My son is feeling embarred about this, as its happening at school aswell. He says he feels like he has no control over it, when he feels the need to go - its too late.

Can you please tell us what kind of specialist we can approach that might assist (I was told a pediatric urologist?)

Expert's Reply



This problem is called encopresis and is almost always due to a psychological cause at his age. Your son must be seen by a child psychologist.

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