Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: DEI | 2011-07-26

Q.

9 year old cant make toilet in time

my son has a bad stomach problem, they just recently got back from franklin on holiday and now he cant seem to make the toilet in time to make a number 2. he always poo''s in his pants whether it is runny or hard. and it is embarrassing for him at school. what can i give him to stop this. what could be the problem?
he is known to have irritable bowel syndrome.
thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a big problem for a 9 year old boy especially when at school.He will be teased a lot so it must be sorted out.This soiling problem is known as 'encopresis' It almost always has a psychological cause at this age,so it would be best to take him to see a child psychologist.

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