A to Z: Encopresisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgEncopresis (soiling) is a condition that causes a child beyond the age of toilet training to have bowel movements (poop) in his or her underwear.constipation, encopresis, soiling, functional constipation, stool, BM, bowel movements, a to z, glossary, dictionary, definitions, emergency, emergencies, poop, pooping, soiled, encopresis10/26/201204/01/201909/02/2019ef65b4b6-e17e-477f-8d39-01281b1c70f4https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-encopresis.html/<p><em>May also be called: Soiling</em></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/encopresis.html/">Encopresis</a> (soiling) is a condition that causes a child beyond the age of toilet training to have bowel movements (poop) in his or her underwear.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Kids with encopresis (en-kuh-PREE-sis) have a bowel problem that dulls the normal urge to go to the bathroom &mdash; and they can't control the accidents that typically follow.</p> <p>Most encopresis cases are due to functional constipation &mdash; that is, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation.html/">constipation</a> that has no medical cause. In constipation, the stool becomes hard, dry, and painful to pass. These large stools stretch out the rectum and colon (parts of the bowel) and decrease a child's urge to have a bowel movement (BM). Eventually, liquid stool leaks around a large piece of hard stool lodged in the rectum.</p> <p><img class="left" title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/P-encopresisA-415x233-enIL.png" alt="illustration" /></p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Encopresis improves when constipation is successfully treated. Treatment can include medications, modified diet, and increased exercise.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
ConstipationConstipation is a very common problem among kids, and it usually occurs because a child's diet doesn't include enough fluids and fiber. In most cases, simple changes can help kids go.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation.html/daadcdeb-56c7-48cf-aef9-460c9922304a
First Aid: ConstipationConstipation is when a child has fewer bowel movements than usual. Ease constipation with the three Fs: fluid, fiber, and fitness.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/constipation-sheet.html/9a791385-08b0-46c8-9e76-e0076a9891a4
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 condition known as encopresis.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/encopresis.html/89ce244a-7fea-4776-b50e-bf0136e5c31f
Toilet TrainingEven before your child is ready to try the potty, you can prepare your little one by teaching about the process. Here are some tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/toilet-teaching.html/25771d48-2630-40a6-b468-9a94933153f1
Word! ConstipationSometimes your bowel movements - you know, the stuff inside your intestines we call poop - might be hard and dry.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-constipation.html/5cebfcb0-4c21-4963-b2c3-4b96e5e8084d