Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Angel | 2012/09/25


4yr old pooh

My 4yr old still pooh" s on her panties everyday,i took her to a paeditrician who gave her a treatment and said it will stop but still it continues.The stools are not soft which makes me rule out the possibilty of diarhhea.this has been going on ever since i started potty training.i tried all the tricks(like not giving her things as punishment)but still.She will only stop for a while on in 3/4 days she does it again.

Please help

Expert's Reply



This is a common problem in some children of this age. Your daughter is probably very constipated and the stool that she is passing that soils her pants is known as 'overflow' soft stool.Your daughter should be seen again by a paediatrician. She needs to be treated correctly and her problem should soon be over. Please take her back to the paediatrician or get a second opinion.

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Posted by: Angel | 2012/09/26

Hi Lou

yes it happens mostly when she is playing with her sister or friends,think u might be right

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Posted by: Lou | 2012/09/25

Is your daughter a very active child ? By that I mean is she maybe so busy with what she is doing that the thought of needing the loo is just put off until later (when it''s usually too late). We did and sometimes still do have that experience with our little one (who is 8 yrs old now). Life is just too exciting and there is always something better to do than heed that call of nature...... (just a thought).

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