Childhood Diseases

Posted by: WORRIED MOM 2 | 2011/06/24


9years old and soils his pants

need help my son in 9 and on occations soils his pants, he can''t give me a reason why this happens at school aswell and I''m scared the kids will tease him. the worst is it seems he thinks the people/kids can''t smell him. please someone help

Expert's Reply



This is a very worrying problem which is known as 'encopresis'. At your son's age it is almost always a psychological problem. You can be sure that you son will be teased at school if he soils his pants while at school. You need to take him to a child psychologist as soon as possible.

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Posted by: WORRIED MOM2 | 2011/06/29

Thank you for the response, took him to the dr''s and the probelm is as you said " encopresis" . Dr said he needs to change his diet and with some medication this should be resolved. Suprice suprice this is quite commen. thx doc


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