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Daughter has bowel troubles

Hi. I'm a bit stuck, wonder if anyone can help. My daughter had several rectal prolapses from aged 2-3. This has not happened again since this age and shes now 7, however toileting has been a massive issue. She would hold on to both wee and poo. Currently she can go for a wee anywhere but we have major issues with her bowels. She is constantly smeared and has ladies pads in her underwear. She will only open her bowels if wearing a nappy and generally standing up. She has no awareness of poo touching her skin and cannot feel it coming out. Medics just say she is selectively witholding poo due to previous prolapses. Any advice on where to go from here? Fed up with daily challenges of managing the smell and mess and how it impacts on her life and making friends.

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Hi This is a commoner problem than you might think

There is a good links here you can copy and paste some tips.


Also drgreene.com/qa-articles/st...

The term ENCOPRESIS is the medical term and you will find lots of info if you put this term into Google too or copy and paste the link.


There is a book available too on the subject - Stool witholding - what to do when your child won't poo.


Hope this helps.

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This charity could be a good source of advice regarding your daughter's problems.



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