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Article published on Aug 28, 2018

Important For Children To Develop Good Bowel Habit

I am frustrated with our five-year-old son. He was toilet-trained more than two years ago, and he was having regular bowel movements mostly every day. Recently, he has become more irregular, and I noticed that his stool is getting larger in size. In the last few weeks, he started having accidents in his pants when... Read More

Article published on Aug 7, 2012

Constipation And Urinary Retention

Last week, our six-year-old daughter suddenly couldn’t pee. She always pees before going to bed; but that night, after trying for 5 minutes, she couldn’t pee. She did go to bed and fell asleep. The next morning, she woke up in distress and still couldn’t pee. We gave her some juice, thinking that this would... Read More

Article published on Feb 5, 2008

Encopresis (Soiling) Is Likely Due To Severe Constipation

Our ten-year-old son has constipation for many years. His bowel movement is very irregular, and it is always hard and large in size. Sometimes he tells us that there is blood on the toilet paper when he wipes himself. When he complains of belly pain and has no BM for several days, I would give... Read More

Article published on Feb 3, 2004

Severe Constipation And Soiling Requires Long-Term Treatment

We are worried about our four-year-old son. He became constipated shortly after we started toilet-training him. He would hide behind the chair when he needs to have a bowel movement. Sometimes we see him dancing around or crossing his legs when he needs to go to the toilet. When he finally does, his stool is... Read More