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When should you see a doctor about encopresis?

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Any of the following warrants a visit to your child's primary care provider:

  • Severe, persistent, or recurrent constipation
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Reluctance to have bowel movements, including straining to hold stool in
  • Soiling in a child who is at least 4 years old

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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