Childhood Diseases

Posted by: colleen | 2012-12-04


system problem ??

Hi Doc

please can you advise me or direct me to someone who i should take my daughter to see.
She is 13 years old and she still has problems with her bowl system. this is obviously extremely limiting in her social interactions and us being out at times.
i at one point used to give her an enima to clear her system out.
she then keeps promising she will get it right, but its not right.
her washing is all stained etc.
it is now very difficult for me and not sure who to see or how to start this process with her again.
Please help me

Expert's Reply



This is indeed a big problem for your daughter. She is already 13 years old and it is very important to help her to overcome this problem. Soiling like this is known by the medical term of 'encopresis' I presume that she has been seen by a paediatrician about her encopresis in the past. Usually in older children encopresis has a psychological cause. It would be best to take her to see a clinical psychologist ASAP.

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