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Concerned mom of 8 year old son



My 8 year old sometimes poops in his pants. he goes to the bathroom to. but sometimes it is like he cant control what comes out. sometimes it is a small amount and sometimes it is just enought paste to make a big mess. it bothers him so much. i try asking him numerous times if he has to go. he tells me that he doesnt feel like he has to. i am at a loss. it really bothers us both. when he does go it is not always hard and large...but it is sometimes. sometimes it is small and soft. PLEASE HELP


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Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati