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Encopresis vs. Constipation

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Encopresisnoun

(medicine) fecal incontinence in children

Constipationnoun

Act of crowding anything into a lesser compass, or the state of being crowded or pressed together; condensation.

Encopresisnoun

involuntary defecation not attributable to physical defects or illness

Constipationnoun

A state of the bowels in which the evacuations are infrequent and difficult, or the intestines become filled with hardened faeces; costiveness.

Encopresis

Encopresis is voluntary or involuntary passage of feces outside of toilet-trained contexts (fecal soiling) in children who are four years or older and after an organic cause has been excluded. Children with encopresis often leak stool into their undergarments.

Constipationnoun

Act of crowding anything into a less compass, or the state of being crowded or pressed together; condensation.

‘Fullness of matter, or a pretty close constipation . . . of its particles.’;

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Constipationnoun

A state of the bowels in which the evacuations are infrequent and difficult, or the intestines become filled with hardened fæces; costiveness.

Constipationnoun

irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis

Constipationnoun

the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)

Constipation

Constipation refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass. The stool is often hard and dry.

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