2. Recognizing Encopresis in Children

In addition to stool leakage, encopresis causes a range of other symptoms in children. Once feces is passed following a period of constipation, the stool is large, hard, and dry. Stool retention often leads to stomach pain and discomfort, which are associated with bloating and may result in accidents. A child experiencing encopresis might also wet the bed.

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