Stephen Borowitz, MD
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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When to Seek Medical Care
Any of the following warrants a visit to your child's primary health care professional:
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According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third edition (DSM-III), encopresis is defined as the "repeated involuntary passage of feces into places not appropriate for that purpose...the event must take place for at least 6 months, the chronologic and mental age of the child must be at least 4 years."