Dr Catherine
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4-7 years

While it is not unusual for 7-year-old children to wet the bed at night, uncontrolled bowel movements are much less common. My first recommendation is for you to make an appointment for you daughter with her GP. Keep a record of how frequently this occurs and whether there is any particular pattern, the more information you share with the doctor the better he or she will be able to determine the cause. Stool leakage can result from chronic constipation so this is something you would want to rule out first. Occasionally this type of behaviour can result from emotional issues, however underlying medical causes always need to be ruled out first. All the best. Regards, Dr Cathrine