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Question: my 6 years old daughter is soiling her underwear

 nam - Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:55 am

My 6 years daughter is soiling her underwear from 2 month approximately,it's a small quantity and she says that sometimes she doesn't even know that she did and that sometimes she can't hold until she reaches the bathroom it happens everyday and sometimes 2 or 3 times a day.I tried for one week to encourage her to go regularly to bathroom but still it's not helping.I read about encopresis but she is not constipated as she has at least one bowel movement every day and the stool is usually soft.
please help
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:00 pm

User avatar Hello,
You should schedule an exam with her doctor to rule out any physiological problems such as poor sphincter control or bowel obstruction/blockage. If there is no physical cause, perhaps behavioral therapy could be helpful through mental health care.

Best wishes.

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