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Posted by: Concerned mother | 2004/10/18

TOILET ANXIETY

My son is five years old,he cannot have a bowel movement unless he wears a diaper.He uses the toilet when he needs to pee.Could this be a psychological problem?

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This does indeed sound like a psychological problem, possibly one called Encopresis. Take him to see a child psychiatrist, or even a paediatrician, as this can usually be dealt with relatively easily in the right expert hands.

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