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Posted by Susan Jensen on November 29, 2000 at 11:52:02:

In Reply to: Uncontrolled bm in 7 yr old posted by Toni on November 26, 2000 at 19:43:17:

: My 7 yr old son has been having "accidents" for as long as I can remember. I can't seem to find a reason for this to be going on. The Dr. says he's doing it for attention, but I give him enough positive attention that negative attention is unnecessary. He if very troubled by these occurrences. They don't happen all the time, but I am getting to my wits end on how to help him.Can anyone out here help me?????

I hope that you have an answer to this by now...If not, it sounds as though your son has encopresis which is a form of chronic constipation and is VERY common in boys...it would not seem as though he is constipated because often the stools are normal or even loose. Tell my pediatrician by name what I thought my son had and then we got it treated.

There are many web sights addressing this and you could do a search for it easily...just watch your spelling!

Hope this helps...good luck!


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