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Pain With Urinating or Defecating

It should never be painful when you pass urine or a bowel motion. Pain can be an indication of infection (e.g. a urinary tract infection – UTI), constipation, muscle tension or could be due to skin problems (tears in the skin e.g. anal fissures, or dermatological issues e.g. vulvovaginitis).

Pain should always be assessed as this can lead to changes in toileting habits which can cause longer term problems. If your child expresses pain or fear of pain when they wee or poo this is an indication that they require a medical or physiotherapy review.

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