Encopresis is in involuntary leaking of feces. The condition often is caused by chronic constipation. The board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists with Norton Children’s Gastroenterology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have the experience to treat encopresis in children.
Encopresis is when liquid or soft feces leak out of the rectum. Constipation can cause stool to be dry, hard and difficult to pass. Constipation can cause encopresis due to:
Children with encopresis may be unaware they have had an accident until after it happens. For children who haven’t been toilet trained or refuse to make bowel movements, excess stool can build up and lead to constipation and encopresis.
Encopresis treatment depends on your child’s age, current health, symptoms and severity of the condition. The board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists with Norton Children’s Gastroenterology will work with you and your child to develop a unique care plan. Treatments may include: