Encopresis (en-ko-PREE-sis), sometimes called fecal incontinence or soiling, is the repeated passing of stool (usually involuntarily) into clothing. Typically it happens when impacted stool collects in the colon and rectum: the colon becomes too full and liquid stool leaks around the retained stool, staining underwear.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W073
Diagnosis: Encopresis
US Patients:
World Patients: About 2%
Sex Ratio:
Age Onset: Age 4+
Brain Area:
Symptoms: leaking feces into underwear, not on a toilet; feces are unintentional or intentionally held and put outside the toilet
Causes: constipation or surgery
Medications: stool softeners, enemas
Therapies: training to sit on the stool after meals; decrease dairy, bananas, cooked carrots; ncrease bran, fruits & vegetables

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