Treatment of Encopresis

Since most cases of childhood encopresis result from constipation, treatment is similar. It is important to remember that although most encopresis begins with constipation, by the time soiling develops, most children are no longer experiencing lots of pain with bowel movements. In children with encopresis, avoidance of the toilet is often a habit that began long ago. Also, children with encopresis often don’t have the normal urge to go to the bathroom.


See Treatment of Chronic Constipation