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My 5 year-old has been pooping himself for the past 6 weeks. He's been holding it when he needs to go to the bathroom, and it comes to a point where he holds it so much that he starts to "overflow". I have had to give him enemas because he refuses to poop. I don't know what to do anymore! It's sooo frustrating, and I am at my wits end with this. He is in kindergarten, and can't be doing this! I don't know if there is something emotional going on - he won't tell me anything. He just tells me he doesn't know why he poops himself.Answer Question
Answer by Gailll at 2:08 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by luvububee at 2:42 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by Meggin_Linquist at 5:01 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:06 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Its not uncommon and it is a medical issue. The more you try to punish or get angry, the more he senses frustration, the more he will retain his fecal matter. So number one thing: stay calm. Second: he's in pain. That is what started this. It will most likely not be a quick fix. Sorry. Ever hear of anal retentiveness? This is where it came from. I'm assuming you are doing all the medical things you can do. Keep doing them. Being constipated in not only painful but it can be dangerous as well. Third: be loving and understanding. The more he knows your on his side the more he will be willing to accept your guidance and encouragement in the poop department. Diet of course. But you know that. I won't insult you.
Answer by frogdawg at 9:15 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by frogdawg at 9:20 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by Meggin_Linquist at 10:00 PM on Oct. 24, 2009
Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:12 AM on Oct. 25, 2009
Answer by Kaphrodite at 10:26 PM on Oct. 25, 2009
Answer by sandra_27 at 9:35 AM on Oct. 26, 2009
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Not sure what to do to fix this- or let her sort it out on her own