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Definition of «Encopresis»


Encopresis: Inability to control the elimination of stool (fecal incontinence). Encopresis can have a variety of causes, including inability to control the anal sphincter muscle or gastrointestinal problems, particularly chronic diarrhea and Crohn's disease. Several neurological disorders are also occasionally associated with the symptom of encopresis, particularly in children, including Tourette's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Preventive care for encopresis including frequent scheduled toileting, and pads or diapers to prevent embarrassing soiling. Careful cleaning is important to prevent skin breakdown. Treatment of encopresis usually involves treatment of the underlying disorder; cognitive behavioral therapy or behavior modification is also sometimes helpful.

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  • Encopresis: Definition from Answers.com

    Definition Encopresis is defined as repeated involuntary defecation somewhere other than a toilet by a child age four or older that continues for at least one month ...

  • Ending Encopresis

    Encopresis: Encopresis is behaviorally defined as fecal soiling in inappropriate places in children at four-years-of age or older.

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  • Encopresis - MayoClinic.com - Mayo Clinic

    Encopresis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatments of childhood stool holding..

  • Soiling (Encopresis)

    If your child has bowel movements in places other than the toilet, you know how frustrating it can be. Many kids who soil beyond the years of toilet teaching have a ...