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Encopresis is a condition in which a child has poor control over bowel movements and may have accidents in his or her underwear.
The person may not even notice the soiling.
Encopresis is present if a child age 4 or older has involuntary bowel movements in inappropriate places at least once a month for 3 months or more.
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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