My 4 year old poops in her pull up

Cathy - posted on 02/17/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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My 4 year old has problems with constipation since the age of 1 1/2 where it would really hurt to poo. Trying to potty train her was a nightmare and now at 4 years and 4 months she poops in her pull up and pees sometimes too. She goes back and forth with this problem. Sometimes she is going pee on the toilet no problem and when she has her hard poop she would sometimes go on the toilet cause it is so big that she can't do it in her pull up. Then her other problem is that when she is not having her big poop she will go in her pull up all day long little by little and very stinky. Even when I clean her I can see poop in her bum. I've taken her to two different pediatricians who recommended restoralax every day in her water but it wasn't helping. She now sees a chiropractor who treats children who are constipated. The chiropractor changed her diet and does some adjustments on her and recommended a probiotic to take everyday. It has been a month and no change. She was doing so well with peeing on the toilet but now is peeing in her pull up again!! She is in JK all day everyday so that is why I keep her on the pull ups in case of accidents and embarrassment but interestingly she does not poop in her pull up at school. I've also tried the underwear on the weekends and I was getting tired of ruining all her clothes so decided to keep her in the pull ups till she can poop on the toilet. Please I need some help on what else I can try. It has been a frustrating 3 years and I'm tired and mentally frustrated. When she has her big poops they are so big and long that I can't believe something that big came out of her but the anal leakage (don't know what else to call it) is frustrating. Please help!

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