Pooping in pants, constipation, and laxatives for a 5 year old? HELP!!

Roberta - posted on 01/20/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is going to be 5 next month and she has been pooping in her pants her entire life. I have taken her to the doctor because of constipation before and he gave us laxaday. She is on a TABLESPOON a day and its making her poop but when she does 9 times out of 10 its in her pants. She pooped in the potty everyday for a month straight adn i thought we were past this but then it was like a switch shut off and she went back to pooping in her pants, and to make it worse she is now not telling anyone she just takes off her underwear and hides it in different places with poop in it. She is in JK (we live in ontario canada) and she has accidents at school and doesnt tell anyone. I am so lost at what to do next. Could someone please give me some advice as to what i should do about this? Thank you

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Jodi - posted on 01/20/2015

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Find another doctor. A 5 year old should not be relying on laxatives. You need to find a doctor who can help you find the cause of the constipation rather than just treat the symptoms. What you are doing right now is causing a lazy bowel.

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