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How are severe cases of encopresis treated?

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Medical professionals usually refer to emptying stool from the colon and rectum as evacuation or, in severe cases when the doctor needs to remove the stool manually, disimpaction. Evacuation can be accomplished through enemas, suppositories, and laxatives.

From: Encopresis WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Pediatrics.

American College of Gastroenterology.

UpToDate.com: "Chronic functional constipation and fecal incontinence in infants and children: Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

SOURCE:

American Academy of Pediatrics.

American College of Gastroenterology.

UpToDate.com: "Chronic functional constipation and fecal incontinence in infants and children: Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

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