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Is adult onset bed wetting a diagnosis of its own? Or is it usually a symptom of something else?

Is adult onset bed wetting a diagnosis of its own? Or is it usually a symptom of something else?

Something else: Adult onset bed wetting is not a diagnosis- it is urinary incontinence and totally different from chiildhood "bed wetting." the perons doing this should see a urologist to discover the cause (there are several possible causes). ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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Bedwetting (Definition)

Bedwetting is the involuntary urination in children over 4 years of age. It may occur at any time throughout ...Read more


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Several nonenhancing WML frontal lobe. Adult onset bed wetting. Numb toes for3 years. Horrific day migraines. Docs are stumped. Any ideas?

Several nonenhancing WML frontal lobe. Adult onset bed wetting. Numb toes for3 years. Horrific day migraines. Docs are stumped. Any ideas?

Numerous possibiliti: Ina 33 yo female, MS would certainly be a consideration among other possibilities. Have you seen a neurologist? Have you had a lumbar puncture. Consider a full neurology workup. ...Read more

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Eeg showed spikes and slowing. Also migraines & sudden onset adult bed wetting. No diagnosis but prescribed lamictal. Do you think my doc suspects epilepsy?

Eeg showed spikes and slowing. Also migraines & sudden onset adult bed wetting. No diagnosis but prescribed lamictal. Do you think my doc suspects epilepsy?

SOME ADVICE: Agree with advice of talking directly to your doctor and asking pointed questions. The eeg findings might be consistent with brain irritability, and you could conceivably having nocturnal seizures causing bladder problems. Ask your doctor whether neurological consultation could clarify issues, and in meantime, take your Lamictal and see how this affects the bedwetting. ...Read more

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What can I do to address adult bedwetting?

Consult urologist.: In mean time get urine tested for infection or presence of sugar (to rule out diabetes) stop drinking after dinner. Set an alrm for 2 - 3 hours after you go to bed. Try a bedwetting alarm (malem, wet stop, nytone etc). You might need medication such as desmopressin or a bladder anticholinergic such as oxybutinin er, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) etc. However still consult with urologist. ...Read more

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How to stop adult bed wetting?

Seek Urological: evaluation to determine the cause of nocturnal enuresis. ...Read more

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What can cause adult bed wetting?

What can cause adult bed wetting?

Primary or secondary: Primary bed-wetting has been present from birth & can be genetic (? Inherited), due to inadequate nocturnal antidiuretic hormone secretion causing xs nocturnal urine production, diabetes insipidus (inability to concentrate urine, small bladder or bladder reflux. Secondary adult onset enuresis could be from utis, diabetes mellitus, ms, spinal cord tethering, syrinx or cyst, lipoma or tumor of cord. ...Read more

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How can I prevent adult bedwetting?

How can I prevent adult bedwetting?

Bed wetting: Bed wetting in an adult can be a serious problem and should be evaluated by your doctor. Bring a detail list of your medication / precise outline of medical & surgical hx to your visit along w a detail diary documenting when the leakage occur along w fluid intake will help w your visit. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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I need advice with adult bed wetting?

I need advice with adult bed wetting?

Needs consultation: Information needed regarding onset, frequency ; amount of bed-wetting, any coexistent medical, psychological or stress problems, volume ; timing of fluid ;/or alcohol consumption, what if any measures have already been tried to correct problem ; is this for you or for an aged relative or friend. ...Read more

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Bedwetting wearing an adult nappy to bed?

Please see below: Hi,Giving you the possible causes,diagnostic tests and treatments are not possible in 400 characters.See website of the NAFC(National Association for Continence): www.nafc.org/bladder-bowel-health/bedwetting-2/adult-bedwetting/ Best of luck.Your condition can be treated.Tell your parents to take you to a urologist with a detailed history as outlined in the website so you say goodbye to nappies. ...Read more

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What can cause bed wetting in normal adults?

Primary or secondary: Primary bed wetting can persist from infancy in occasionally & rarely in otherwise normal adults, causes include lack of anti-diuretic hormone secretion at night causing greater urine production at night, small functional bladder capacity or failure of central (brain) bladder control. 2ndary wetting can occur with infection, diabetes, ms, spinal cord or brain injury or tumor &?. See neuro-gu dr. ...Read more

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