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What You Need to Know About Medical Treatment for Pediatric Chronic Constipation and Fecal Incontinence

Treatment for chronic constipation and fecal incontinence can depend on many different factors, including the possibility of underlying conditions, psychosocial problems and neurological disorders. 

When a bowel management program fails to work, surgery may be the best option. Deciding if surgery is right for your child is a personal choice. As with any treatment and surgery, there is always the possibility for symptoms to continue, but in most cases, bowel function can be successfully restored. However, surgical techniques to treat functional constipation continues to advance and the prognosis for these children continues to improve.