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How can you establish regular bathroom times to treat encopresis?

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Encopresis is a condition when a child past the age of toilet training constantly poops in their clothes. It happens when the child loses the natural urge to pass stool, which can collect in the colon. That can happen after your child was constipated or had pain during bowel movement. You can help by setting regular bathroom habits. Sit you child on the toilet for five to 10 minutes after breakfast and again after dinner every day. This is important, especially if your child is of school age. Using the bathroom right after a meal takes advantage of the “gastrocolic reflex,” intestinal contractions that happen naturally after eating.

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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