Hi, I've never felt the need to use forums before but I'm at my wits end and have no idea where to go. My 4 year old daughter has been holding her poo in for about two years now. It is getting worse and so is her behaviour. She refuses to do so much now because it means she cannot control the poo e.g. Sitting at dinner table, eating, drinking, having a bath, sitting on the toilet (she's beginning to hold wee in too). Family days out are spoiled by her need to have a poo and meals out she will find difficult and we end up either not doing these things or going home early. I work full time and we have a 1 year old daughter too so it really does impact on our family life. Her behaviour is affected and she is awful, particularly to me when she is needing to poo. She can hold it in for 1-2 weeks sometimes. What does happen though is she gets involuntary seepage, she calls it scrappy poo in her underwear which is incredibly difficult to get clean and so most if her underwear is stained. I just don't know where to turn. Drs have prescribed movicol although she refuses to drink it if she knows it's in her drink and I struggle to get her to drink much anyway. She is awaiting a paediatrician appointment but I've been told that because it's been going on for so long it may not be treated as urgent! Any advice welcome.