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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can fecal incontinence be prevented in a child while on Movicol for encopresis?

Hi my 8year old son has been diagnosed with encropesis and the GPS we go to has given us movicol for it and said there is not much more we can do about it... well its is getting worse is there anything I can give him to solidify the stuff that s leaking which is causing him to spoil everything and get the hard stool that is stuck out
Thu, 29 Aug 2019
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Well, wait for final results. In the start, it will look like a worsening condition but it will take time. Eventually, the bowel that is stuck would be defecated.

Hope my answer was helpful. If you have further queries feel free to contact me again.

Dr. Maimoona Saeed, General & Family Physician
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