Encopresis is a condition in which a child has poor control over bowel movements and may have accidents in his or her underwear.
The person may not even notice the soiling.
Encopresis is present if a child age 4 or older has involuntary bowel movements in inappropriate places at least once a month for 3 months or more.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||David Messenger, MD|
|Current as of||August 2, 2012|
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