Encopresis is an excretory disease which is common amongst small children, which is related to the bowel movements of a child. The disease involves a situation when the child hold his/her stool inside the colon. Holding in the stool for longer periods can lead to excessive stool accumulation in the colon and the rectum and hence it leads to malfunction of the excretory system. The most easily visible sign of this when there is a leakage of the child’s stool from his/her rectum. Some other common symptoms are: abdominal pain, poor appetite, leakage of child’s stool, repeated urinary infections, constipation with dry and hard stool movements, and other such.
HOW IS ENCOPRESIS DIAGNOSED?
The disease leads to the soiling of the child's underwear and it can be improved by bowel movement training of the child.