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My son is 7 and still wets the bed

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Cause?: Your son may have urinary tract problem in which case seeing a urologist is warranted. He may have a psychological problem, and need counseling or me ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
9 years experience Pediatrics
Reassurance: About 5% of 10-year olds will wet the bed, and bedwetting runs in families. Reassure the child that bedwetting will usually go away on its own. Sugg ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Nephroptosis : Nephroptosis is also called a “sagging kidney”. The kidney could be floating or loose and as a result it can drop down lower in the abdominal cavi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selina Tsogang
Specializes in
Paediatrician,psycho: Bedwetting can be a multi faceted problem in a lot of instances. My suggestion is that you see a paediatrician first ,so that they can rule out any ph ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Lindquist
28 years experience Pediatrics
Bell and Alarm: Not uncommon for kids even as old as 15 to still wet the bed. It is a sleep problem where they are so deep in sleep they do not recognize the need to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bed wetting: I assume she has a workup to rule out a urinary tract infection.She has enuresis which usually runs in families.It is believed to be caused by a small ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not: But be sure there are no other problems exists (wet/soiled diapers, hunger, illness, light, noise, deficiency in the social interaction, etc).
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Take him to be seen: I know it is the middle of the night there, but your description sounds like you should take your 15 month old to the Emergency Room.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Nornal: Babies need to eat every 3-4 hours. Is he sleeping for longer periods during the day? Breast fed babies tend to eat more frequently.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Kilkenny
26 years experience Pediatrics
Weird Sleep behavior: Sleep related behaviors are fairly common in children. Some children may arise and engage in complex and unexpected behaviors without any recollection ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
More information: Her age would help me to recommend a treatment, but if this is something fairly recent, it would be a good idea to make there is no possibility a urin ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Bed wetting: she may have a urinary tract infection and if it persists let her see her physician
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
24 years experience Pediatrics
Goose egg: If no loss of consciousness, extreme drowsiness, abnormal behavior, or vomiting, then should be ok. However, if you notice ANY change, take him t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common issue: By 4yo 80-95% of kids are dry day & night but some are not even at 6 or later. The ability to stay dry depends both on nervous system maturity and wil ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mcclain
48 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
I : I would suggest a doctor see this child and do some basic blood tests (cbc, liver functions, viral and bacterial cultures). This may be a simple vira ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: Bumpers are not safe, especially at an age that your child should be rolling. Hitting the sides with his head is okay.
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A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Sleep walking/talking are often a product of long term sleep deficits.Inconsistent bed times or too much tech/TV just before bed can cause poor sleep. ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Nocturnal enuresis: She should be evaluated by a urologist to see if she has a problem, .
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid it: Swaddeling is a reasonable thing in the newborn to replicate the feeling in the womb and allow them to settle.It should be loosened daily with the goa ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
17 years experience Pediatrics
Unusual but okay: I have no fancy metabolic answer for you, but i can tell you just to write it in her baby book along with all of her other wonderful traits. Yes, nig ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Bed wetting: Has she always wet the bed (never dry for a few months)? If so, her body may not be mature yet. Don't punish her (she isn't doing this purposefully). ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Bed wetting alarms: The best proven method to help bed wetting is the bed alarms. These alarms come as simple as a pad the child sleeps on to underwear they put on at ni ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pediatrics: Two significant possibilities come to mind: early onset diabetes or possibly some abuse. I would get this young girl to the pediatrician soon to get a ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
See physician: This could just be a "stomach bug". When did it start? Ie how long has this been going on? Is there fever? What does she eat for dinner? Same thing or ... Read More
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