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My son is 8 and we have battled with stool issues for years.  First visit  to a specialist was age 4, then age 5.  He showed signs of encopresis.  We would have a bought of constipation for a couple weeks, then what we call the leaks for a few days, and then a HUGE BM.  The specialist took blood, everything came up fine, and we just resort to laxatives, high fiber, and other things.  This happens about every several months..  I had read an effect of this could result in numb sphincter muscles.  So now here we are with an 8 yr old how frankly doesn't know how to push out a BM.    He wants to, he knows there's BM in there, and he constantly sits on the toilet.  Even if we continue to do miralax or do high fiber diet, its not a matter softening the stool, its the pushing out part.  Have you heard of this situation?  Would go to the specialist again but I think they would just give us the same treatment as before.

please write back after reading constipation from my article

sphinctor may not get affected easily at this age.
when block is from down.. opening from top doesnt help.


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