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    helpwmedprob posted:
    To the parents w the 12yr old bowel issue. I have a 12yr old w/ a pooping issue. This is a medical problem called incaprisis, my son has this. Their lg. bowel gets so stretched from constipation that they lose the urge and feeling to poop. Although the urinating on himself is not a traite of this. This also runs hand in hand with ADHD which my son also has. Like you said rewards only work temporarily. I was told that if it isn't handledbefore puberty it won't be. I highly, highly suggest that you seek a phsycological evaluation as well as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Best wishes and good luck.
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    Boyzmomee responded:
    It is "encopresis" and it does not "go hand in hand with ADHD."

    However, you give great advice on consulting a peds GI physician and psychologist. Your child is lucky to have you. Too many people want to punish kids for this rather than help them.


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