Re: 7 year old boy holds in bowels
my son, now 7yrs old, had a bad issue with being able to go. he had held it until he couldnt anymore and he ended up going in his pants or trying to hold it between cheeks alot and we mistaked it for him pooping himself. The smell was horrid and it had the same smell everytime and we knew when he would go because it smelled so familiar each time. I took him to my doctors and he had suggested giving him the orange syrup to help him go, he said he was constipated, but he was on the orange stuff, eating a ton of bran each day, and no matter what we fed him (he ate healthy) he would manage to have a very solid movement everytime. until just over the past year, he had that problem, but he seems to have gotten over it just recently. I use to catch him trying go and he was in so much pain, and I think thats why he was holding it because it hurt so much, But I told him he needs to go whenever he feels like he has to go, as soon as he feels like he has to go, or it is going to hurt worse next time or more if he holds it longer. He goes regularily now, but not daily like my other kids, and I do catch him in pain sometimes, but he hasnt held it for quite some time.