Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Digestive and Bowel Disorders Forum

Unable to poop when clothes (or any material) are touching body

Must Read
Feeling constipated? Do you know how constipation is medically defined? Get the basics on this common gastrointestinal complaint here....
Are you experiencing severe or chronic constipation? Learn about causes of constipation here....
Constipation is defined differently by different people. Learn to identify signs and symptoms of constipation and know when to ask for medical help....
The habit of taking off my clothes before pooping started when I was about six. First I couldn't do it with my shoes on, then my socks, then my pants, etc. Now I can't poop with anything on, and this is a huge concern. Does anybody know if this is some condition, or maybe just a mental health problem? And what can I do to get better? I would also like to know whether or not this is common.
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied March 28th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

From the history provided, it seems that you have a psychologic issue and not an medical disorder.

You might benefit by undergoing behavior therapy and counselling by a psychologist or a psychiatrist.

I hope this helps.



|
Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Digestive and Bowel Disorders , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.