Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mama | 2009-07-15


soiling panty

Hi Paed

My 6 yr old girl soils one out of every 4 panties I' d say. Let’ s just put it at twice a week. Not heavily soiled, just a streak or small coin-sized patch. Is this because she is not wiping herself properly at school? But even when we are at home just the two of us over the weekend, it happens. It is almost as though there is always a tiny bit left inside the anus at all times and thus the soiling is inevitable.

Her tummy moves every other day I' d say and the colon seems to empty completely. I' ve notiiced her poo is very strong smelling, is that indicative of anything?

Her diet is healthy and fibrous enough. Is it normal for a 6 yr old to have a soiled panty twice a week? She cannot feel it coming out and is always upset and embarrassed to see it. I don' t shout at her but I do get a bit frustrated sometimes.


Expert's Reply



This may occur when a child is constipated and there is a leaking of liquid stool past the constipated hard stool. If this is not the case with your daughter this kind of soiling often has a psychologcal cause.If you think that this may be the case she should see a child psychologist.

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