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Severe Constipation Led To Large Rock Like Stools


Author: Heidi Bott
Skill: Massage Therapist
Location: MI, United States
Posted: 01-16-2012
Views: 5,242
Word Length: 227
Questions received: 2
Testimonial ID: 6753-O

My 10 year old daughter has had encopresis since she was 2 years old. Encopresis is a severe form of constipation in which the stool becomes large rocks in the bowels and very hard to pass. Its common for my daughter to have roughly 1 bowel movement every 10 days. We have tried countless things to keep her regular, but inevitably she goes back to being bound up inside.

After reading about peppermint oil I decided to give it a try. I rubbed it on her belly one afternoon and within a few hours she had a bowel movement. Wanting to make sure it wasn't just a fluke I continued to apply it to her once or twice a day. In one weeks time she had 3 bowel movements!!! In three weeks time her bowel's were completely clear of the rocks and she was able to have regular bowel movements!

After doing more research, my mother in law found that peppermint oil used over an extended amount of time can cause constipation, but spearmint oil does the same thing w/o the constipation. I've ordered a bottle of spearmint oil for my daughter to keep and use every night. I'm still amazed that a small bottle of oil can bring relief after 8 years of dealing with this issue!

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