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What is the outlook for encopresis?

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Generally, the outlook for encopresis is excellent for children who undergo a treatment regimen outlined by their pediatrician. And many children who do not undergo treatment are able to resolve the problem on their own as they grow up, but this can take many years.

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

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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

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