6 yr old son has been taking bowels on his self n plays with it! Doctor after Doc....plz help!!!!!!!

Victoria - posted on 07/19/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 6 yr old son has been using the bathroom (POOP) on his self for almost a yr now n we have been to th behavior doc, Peds, n GI doc n we just dont know! He has been on muscle relaxers, changed diet, n even tried to REpotty train him! He is ADHD n is currently taking 3 different meds for that! It has got so bad that the teacher was calling me ALEAST 3 times a week bc of this issue n it has even cause an odor in the house! Im having to wash his bedding every other day, n Lysol his room! This issue has become outta control n i feel as a mother that ive done all that i can do! He know its wrong n he still does it! And to make matters worse he plays in it! I know that they say some kids do this because they have stress or abuse but he dont! I just dont know what to do, this has become a very stressful issue! Any advice....

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be looking at the medications also be checking for colon issues took me 4 times to the hospital to find out i had an ruptured infection that caused me to use the bathroom every 1 to 10 mins even in sleep i had to go. by the time i laid on the floor in pain my last visit to the hospital told i had a catching virus and infection of my colon an un explained episode cased me to loss weight in a weeks time, i was 150 pounds in one week after being 210 i'm 5'11. medication builds in our bodies if its not at all possible for the meds to clear out of the left over grains for the pills, due to non drinking of much daily needed water, that medication is building in your body like the liver kidneys and in our system the lets that waste out.

if its a ongoing issue and you know for a fact the child is doing it for attention id be observing the sleep, if hes waking up to do it just to do it then its a game he is playing. if hes not aware then its a sleeping issue that needs to be checked asap as some medications do cause us to sleep walk and do things we are unaware of even with kids this can happen. carefully read all side effects and possible side effects those possibles do count, many don't think so but mid you it does, i was on one med that was a possible side effect of anger and threats of homicidal and suicidal mind you i was off that med after become aggressive at people and that was not my normal behaviors.

also try to spend a lot of time to ever see if its an attrition seeking behavior, if you spending the time be his side and hes off in to his own world i'm afraid to say its not attention seeking most of the time kids like the sorta want to be around you 24/7 and get mad if your not about or creates issues for the the person you left in charge to look after them. another method try sleeping with him a few times during the week see if this clears it maybe its the security.

Jane - posted on 07/20/2011

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Maybe you need a different behavior doctor. There can be physical causes for Involuntary Encopresis related to constipation or problems with the intestines, but after age 5 and playing with it generally means a psychological cause and a diagnosis of Voluntary Encopresis.



My son takes Metadate, Seroquel, Depakote, Trazodone, and Guanfacine (a generic sort of Intuniv). He has gone through many medication and dosage changes as he has grown. Your son's meds may need adjusting. Is he having any other problems, or problems that are getting worse? If so, that is more evidence that his meds aren't working.



Your son, being ODD, may also be doing it because he knows it bothers you and gets your attention.

Victoria - posted on 07/20/2011

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Yea his doctor said he was ODD (disorder conduct) n he is on meds the both of them: Metadate, Intuniv, and focalin! The meds seem to help for alittle while just not helping now! We see a behavior doc for the ADHD but when i ask about the bathroom issue he seems to tell me that this has nothing to do with the behavior n sent me to the G.I doctor! So i feel that medically i cant get any help!!!!!

Jane - posted on 07/20/2011

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Your son may need to be re-evaluated psychologically for ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder). Voluntary encopresis (which is what this is called) can come from sexual abuse or stress, but it is also common in boys who have ODD or conduct disorder, both of which are comorbid with ADHD.



My son (ADHD, ODD, Bipolar) does this, too. It is better now that he is 16 but he still has an issue with bathroom hygiene. His medications have seemed to help.

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