Encopresis is caused by an anatomic abnormality or disease that the child is born with. In the vast majority of cases, encopresis develops as a result of chronic (long-standing) constipation. Treatment strong laxatives, enema, suppository Establishing Regular Soft and Painless Bowel Movements
Statistics Encopresis affects about 1% to 2% of kids under age 10. Yet, problems with encopresis and constipation account for more than 25% of all visits to pediatric gastroenterologists. Major research Effectiveness of Atomoxetine in the Treatment of Children With Encopresis. Prevalence of encopresis in children aged 5-12 years attending government primary schools in South East Nigeria.