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Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Yes: Children can experience urge incontinence, this may be a condition they're born with, or related to UTI (bladder infection) and is often associated with constipation. Children, esp heavy sleepers can experience incontinence at night or bedwetting. Athletic preteens and teens often experience incontinence with high impact sports- esp gymnastics, basketball and track. ...Read more

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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


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I have fecal incontinence in adults, what treatments are possible?

I have fecal incontinence in adults, what treatments are possible?

Some are available: If you have diarrhea, immodium daily is a good choice but check with your doctor first. A newer surgical treatment is sacral nerve stimulation (interstim) but you will need an evaluation for your symptoms prior to any treatment. ...Read more

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Fecal incontinence in adults (Tip)

Find the cause? Trauma? Prior anal or rectal surgery? See colorectal surgeon to repair? ...See more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Do not be embarrassed to discuss your issues with your healthcare professional
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Avoid trigger foods and activities
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Use over-the-counter bulking agents like fiber
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Use over-the-counter antidiarrheals
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How common is urinary incontinence in teenanger?

Incontinence: It should not happen normally. Some teenagers tend to hold their urine too long and may have occasional accidents.. If this is a continuing problem the child should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can someone in their twenties get urinary incontinence problems?

Can someone in their twenties get urinary incontinence problems?

Yes, at any age: Can develop with urinary infections, after pregnancy, with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord pathology. Needs to be evaluated by a urologist for causal diagnosis ; treatment. ...Read more

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Fecal incontinence in adults (Tip)

You do not have to live with it! See a specialist; there are a lot of successful solutions now. ...See more

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Living with Urinary Incontinence (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Find out the type and cause of your UI and educate yourself
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Manage your intake of fluids; don't consume too much or too little
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Avoid caffeine and alcohol
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What are the symptoms of fecal incontinence?

What are the symptoms of fecal incontinence?

Fecal Incontinence: Fecal Incontinence is not being able to hold in stool. May happen with soft, or formed stool. May be small amounts or large amounts. May be associated with sudden urge to have a bowel movement or may be associated without any sensation. Recommend follow up with gastroenterologist. colorectal doctor, urogynecologist, or proctologist.... ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
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Make dietary changes
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Take a stool softener
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Is incontinence a problem seen mostly in the elderly?

No: We hear about it a lot in older patients because it can really affect their life. However, we see incontinence in all ages especially in women. The great news is it can usually be cared for once the reason for the leakage is identified. Look at www.Nafc.Org (national assoc for continence) for more information. ...Read more

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Can steroids cause accidents of incontinence in adult males at times?

Can steroids cause accidents of incontinence in adult males at times?

Yes: I'm only 51, no prostate issues. Took steroids for 10 days. Increased frequency and amount of urine. Sometimes it became quite urget to have to go... ...Read more

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Urinary frequent accidents and "potty pain" due to infection in elders?

Urinary frequent accidents and "potty pain" due to infection in elders?

Treat the infection: If an elderly person is having accidents and pain with urination get them treated right away. Some elderly people need to be on daily antibiotics to keep infections away. ...Read more

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Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Adults: It is more common for children to take things, but the full blown diagnosis of kleptomania is more common in adults. ...Read more

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Is it weird for someone in their twenties with urinary incontinence problems?

See urologist: Needs special urological evalation and tests.Depending on the details, urodynamic testing, cystoscopy, accurate urination diary,possibly neurological evaluation. It is a long subject and depends whether you are referring to true incontinence or just urgency.It may be something very simple or more involved. A urological evaluation.Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a anorectal manography used to help diagnose the cause of constipation and fecal incontinence?

Is a anorectal manography used to help diagnose the cause of constipation and fecal incontinence?

One test: This is one means to evaluate the anal sphincter for damage from childbirth, other injury. Or sphincter spam. There are many possible causes of constipation ; this is one test isolated to studying just the anal sphincter mechanism. ...Read more

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Does obesity make people incontinent of feces?

Does obesity make people incontinent of feces?

No: While morbid obesity can result in a variable degree of urinary incontinence, especially in women, it does not cause fecal incontinence. If you have developed fecal incontinence you should see your primary care physician, who can initiate the appropriate work-up and refer you to a specialist if indicated. ...Read more

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What causes the inability to control urine (bed wetting) in elderly especially at night?

What causes the inability to control urine (bed wetting) in elderly especially at night?

Weaker pelvic muscle: Weaker internal & external urinary spincters. Increase in women after multiple childbirth and men with large prostates. Also nervous system may be less responsive with age, especially the bladder control mechanism in the brain. Can be affected by reduced blood flow to certain ares of brain & advancing senility. Also ? Kidneys less able to reabsorb urinary water after filtration from blood. ...Read more

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Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

Can cystoscopy cause urinary incontinence in women?

No: Cystoscopy is simply a technique to view the inside of the bladder with a video camera. It would not cause incontinence but may be part of the evaluation of incontinence in some patients. ...Read more

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How do doctors test for fecal incontinence ?

Tests: Anal manometry and electromyogram are the two essential tests, you will have to find colorectal department, may be in a university hospital because usually these tests are not performed by all practicing colorectal surgeons. ...Read more

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What commonly causes loose stools in adults?

What commonly causes loose stools in adults?

Not always diarrhea: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fecal incontinence?

What are the tests for fecal incontinence?

Exam and history: Are the main things. Ultrasound can be done but the anal sphincter is quite palpable and other tests are not usually needed. ...Read more

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What causes incontinence in alzheimer's?

Few causes: Incontinence can be caused by a bladder infection, and over active bladder ( bladder spasms) or in an alzheimer's patient sometimes they just get distracted and confused and don't remember to use the bathroom. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist ...Read more

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What are the causes of fecal incontinence?

Disrupted or weak: Anal sphincter but also diarrhea or ibs unfortunately people wait until the muscle gets to far gone to do much with. Sphincter repair, biofeedback and neuroma dilation r therapies now, but slings are in govt trials right now. ...Read more

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Can dog poop or urine cause pinworms in a child?

Can dog poop or urine cause pinworms in a child?

Pinworms: No. Pinworms ( enterobius vermicularis) are exclusively transmitted from human to human . This is usually by hand to mouth transmission of microscopic eggs excreted on the peri-anal skin at night when the worms emerge into the warm air under the covers. Hence, the classic symptom of night waking due to "bottom itching". ...Read more

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Can there be some link between urinary and fecal incontinence?

Yes: Yes, many women with pelvic floor weaknesses may experience one or both incontinences. This is often related to stresses from childbirth. Treatment generally starts with exercises, but in cases of more refractory cases, other treatments may be required. Usually pelvic floor disorders are grouped together with urologists, gynecologists and colorectal surgeon consultants. ...Read more

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What can cause bedwetting in adults?

What can cause bedwetting in adults?

UTI, small bladder &: Diabetes melitus, reverse circadian rythmn (producing more urine at night than by day. Diabetes insipidus, renal or central where kidneys lose ability to concentrate urine & thus too much urine is produced. Multiple sclerosis, neurogenic bladder dysfunction. All are among causes. Suggest you see a urologist. ...Read more

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Constipation and difficulty in urination in an 86 year old man?

Constipation and difficulty in urination in an 86 year old man?

Urinary retention: Constipation makes it difficult for older people to empty their bladder. Sometimes their bowels are impacted. This elderly man may need an enema. He certainly needs a laxative. He may also have an enlarged prostate gland which makes this problem even worse. Treating the constipation may help the problem with urination. He should see his doctor. ...Read more

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My mother has developed urinary and fecal incontinence. Has unresolved uti's and suffered a bad bout of constipation recently. Treatable conditions?

Very likely: That she can get some help for these problems - though realistic expectations are important. She should have a consultation with a urogynecologist. Someone who specializes in complex pelvic floor problems. ...Read more

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Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Seek other options : There other options including sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of fecal incontinence ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a colorectal surgeon that does interstim. ...Read more

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What is fecal incontinence? Any treatment?

Stool loss.: Fecal incontinence is the involuntary loss of gas or stool. Their are many different causes and the best treatment would depend on the underlying problems. Many effective treatments are currently available. You need an evaluation with a urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to avoid socially awkward situations arising from fecal incontinence?

First find the cause: First you have to see your doctor , to find the cause of your fecal incontinence , various remedies are available including muscle transfer spinster reconstruction surgical procedures. Also it is possible you can wear adult diapers , and prevent emitting fecal smell . Good luck. ...Read more

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I have fecal incontinence in adults, what treatments are possible?

Some are available: If you have diarrhea, immodium daily is a good choice but check with your doctor first. A newer surgical treatment is sacral nerve stimulation (interstim) but you will need an evaluation for your symptoms prior to any treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fecal incontinence?

Disrupted or weak: Anal sphincter but also diarrhea or ibs unfortunately people wait until the muscle gets to far gone to do much with. Sphincter repair, biofeedback and neuroma dilation r therapies now, but slings are in govt trials right now. ...Read more

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Can flax seed cause fecal incontinence?

No: There is no evidence or even anecdotal reference to that. Fecal incontinence is a sign of potentially serious spinal, neurological or colorectal disease. Please consult your PCP urgently if you have this complaint. ...Read more

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How come old people suffer fecal incontinence?

Depends: It can be caused by many different reasons from disorders of the nerves, damage to the pelvic support, digestive issues leading to soft stool/diarrhea.....Recommend follow up with a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon to evaluate cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Can Valium (5mg/day) cause fecal incontinence?

Urinary incontinence: Has been described but i was unable to find reports of fecal incontinence with valium. Diarrhea or constipation are possible. Fecal incontinence can sometimes occur with severe diarrhea. ...Read more

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Bowel Incontinence (Definition)

Bowel incontinence is the loss of bowel control, leading to an involuntary passage of stool. This can range from occasionally leaking a small amount of stool and passing gas, to completely losing control of bowel movements. Causes are numerous but include neurological, psychiatric, gynecologic, dietary and traumatic causes. Referral to a colorectal surgeon ...Read more


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Stool Leaking (Incontinence) (Definition)

Fecal incontinence is a condition in which there is lack of bowel movement control. While it is normal in infants, fecal incontinence can be due to nervous system or gut problems such as severe constipation in adults. ...Read more