Pediatric Urology

Encopresis

Encopresis, or stool accidents, can occur as a result of children resisting bowel movements and stool collecting in the colon. After time, children lose the urge to have bowel movements and liquid or partial stool can leak out past collected stool causing soiling of underwear. These accidents are frustrating and embarrassing for both the child and parent. Dr. Steve Hodges, pediatric urologist, explains encopresis and offers treatment options in this video.

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