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9 year old having accidents......

Anonymous
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My son is 9 years old, and as of the last month or so he has been having "accidents" he has been pooping his pants, it happens at least 3-4 times a day.

At first I was getting mad thinking he was just being lazy. I kept asking him why he was doing it and he said, he doesn't know. 

I took him to the Dr last week and they said to give him fiber, I don't know how quick fiber is supposed to work but he seems to be having more and more accidents.

He says he doesn't feel it or notice it (or smell it).  I have him "check" his pants every couple of hours and TRY to go to the bathroom. I can't always smell him, but there are times when it's VERY noticeable.


I've had to buy him a bunch of new underwear, I soak them and bleach them, but with him going through 4-5 pairs a day this is getting out of hand.


Today he was crying asking what was wrong with him. 

I DON"T KNOW....I Want to help him, but I am at a loss of what to do.....

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:19 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:20 PM
Go to a diffrent doctor.
LeftieX
by Ruby Member on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:21 PM
Have you changed his diet? Is it diarrhea?
knicole87
by SheLaughsWithoutFear on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:22 PM
Go back to Dr, or

This

Quoting Anonymous 2: Go to a diffrent doctor.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:24 PM

No, nothing in his diet has changed. Sam food he has always had.

And no it's not Diarrhea, it's soft  and mushy (sorry TMI) but not watery.

Quoting LeftieX: Have you changed his diet? Is it diarrhea?


momof3grls4517
by Silver Member on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:25 PM

try a GI dr. 

adp_3805
by Platinum Member on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:26 PM

It could be another issue such as UTI or kidney infection. While less common in boys they can happen and often cause issues with bowel movements as well and having accidents.  

LeftieX
by Ruby Member on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:28 PM
Change his diet. Add an apple every day. He should drink only water, and plenty of it. Buy him Florastor probiotic (our pharmacy keeps it behind the counter so ask). No extra sugar. No dairy.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

No, nothing in his diet has changed. Sam food he has always had.

And no it's not Diarrhea, it's soft  and mushy (sorry TMI) but not watery.

Quoting LeftieX: Have you changed his diet? Is it diarrhea?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:31 PM
Ibs! I would find a gi Dr. I'm 25 and just started having accidents. Ibs sucks
Ted1242
by I'm listening. on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:33 PM
Poor guy. I wouldn't think adding fiber to his diet would help. I'd get a second opinion.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 22, 2016 at 9:39 PM
Sounds like chronic constipation to me
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