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Poo accidents (TMI)
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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:24 PM
So DD is 5 and has a loooong history of holding onto wees too long and having accidents, but has never really done this with poos, she's been TT'd well with poos for a couple of years I'd say.
But 2-3 times in like the last month she's had poo accidents - little bits of poo coming out at a time she didn't think she needed to poo. I thought nothing of it first couple of times but it's getting suspicious now (last one was just tonight).
I'm vaguely aware that this can happen in the case of kids who are constipated and hold on too much - AFAIK she has not been constipated, she seems to poo regularly, although I never really know because if she hasn't pooed at home for a while I tend to assume she's done it at daycare. She doesn't show hesitation to poo, and her poos seem normal - they don't look dry or pellet like etc. This last weekend they have been enormous and overly-regular though - like 3 times a day - she doesn't eat enough to accumulate that at the size of those poos! So maybe there was some constipation that has been clearing out?
Anyway I'm not sure of next steps. Is this something a GP will know about, or do I need a CHN or what? Do I need to act on it or just monitor further?
Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:41 PM
Start with a GP for a referral to a continence specialist.
DS recently had an X-RAY of his abdomen - he was literally full of poo. It’s a great consistency according to the Bristol Stool Chart but it isn’t moving through him so it had built up in his ascending, transverse and descending colon right down to his anus. Of course it was leaking out.
We now have a referral to a paed who specialises in continence issues.
Posted 10 July 2019 - 05:53 AM
Kids can have wee accidents when constipated too, as the pressure from the bowel full of poo pressing against the bladder.
I would not rule out constipation having been part of it all along.
I’d be seeing the GP. A good one. If you get brushed off, go to another. I’ve definitely itely had one brush me off on constipation before. Thank goodness the paed gastro was involved and it didn’t matter much, except for time wasted.
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