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.
Wiki Number: W073
World Patients: About 2%
Age Onset: Age 4+
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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- Functional urination or defecation disorders may be warning signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among children in rural Chinaby Xiaorui Liu on August 18, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: ADHD was associated with LUTS and FDDs, which highlights that functional urination and/or defecation disorders could serve as warning signs for ADHD that should trigger screening, especially in relatively backward regions with little ADHD awareness.
- Characteristics of the autism spectrum disorder gastrointestinal and related behaviors inventory in childrenby Calliope Holingue on March 18, 2022
Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are one of the prevalent co-occurring issues in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), though the range of symptom frequency estimates varies dramatically across studies, which can limit the further research of GI issues in ASD as well as potential treatment strategies. The wide range of prevalence estimates is partly due to the lack of standardized, validated measures of GI symptoms among people with ASD. The goal of this study was to (1) develop a measure, which...
- Comparing quality of life improvement after antegrade continence enema (ACE) therapy for patients with organic and functional constipation / encopresisby Shawn Brophy on February 4, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Caregivers perceive a significant, sustainable improvement in stooling habits and QoL following ACE therapy. The improvement is comparable between patients with a functional diagnosis and those with an underlying organic reason for their CCFI.
- A Child Psychiatry Perspective on Encopresisby Evelyne Baroud on January 6, 2022
Fecal incontinence, known as encopresis, is the repetitive, intentional or unintentional passage of stool in inappropriate places in children who are developmentally four years old or older. Incontinence can have a chronic course and is associated with emotional distress and a substantial negative impact on quality of life. We review how a medical and behavioral health multidisciplinary approach provides the optimal clinical care for this condition, and we discuss how the unique skill set of the...