Question: I have a nephew who
is 8 years old and is constantly soiling and wetting his pants. He
does not do this at school, only when at home or on the weekends wherever
he may be, even after he is reminded to go to the toilet every hour-
any ideas, could it be medical? Andrea
Answer: Dear Andrea,
One question to ask your nephew
is if he is going to the bathroom when at school. He might be afraid
of going to the bathroom in general, therefore creating the need to
urinate in his pants.
Psychological factors can affect
a kid's need and urge to have bowel movements and urinate. Relief
will be based in discovering what the factor is and treating it.
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