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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)

Children that urinate involuntarily during the nighttime have bedwetting, this is something that 15% of children >5yo can still do. By 10yo 95% of children are dry at night. Less than 1% ...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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What leads to adult bed wetting, please help me?

UTI,bladder prolapse: Neurologic or spinal problem. Needs to be evaluated ; hopefully treated. ...Read more

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What are causes of adult bed wetting? Trying to stop this from happening.

What are causes of adult bed wetting? Trying to stop this from happening.

Are several, See MD: Some can be psychological. Others can be a sign of serious physical changes that require treatment. (a common example could be presentation of diabetes) A screening physical with associated labs can be an excellent start. This type of change in your life is new and potentially serious and should not be resorted to home remedies and self-diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do about my partner's bed wetting? Do they make any nice looking adult pull-ups

No they don't: Adult "depends" are pretty ugly. Has your partner seen a urologist? Cause for the bedwetting needs to be identified & should be treated. Partner might benefit from medication such as desmopressin (ddavp) pills (up to 3 x 0.2mg) before bed to reduce volume urine produced at night, or long-acting anticholinergics, like Oxybutynin er, Detrol la or vesicare, (solifenacin) to increase functional bladder capacity. ...Read more

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Could late childhood bed-wetting mean you have a higher chance of becoming an adult bed-wetter later in life?

Who know?: Good question! But, do we need to worry a common life event of so many decades apart? So, it's hard to find a study to answer your question. Theoretically, one may assume "yes" as your answer because bed wetting at young results from delayed maturity & adaptation of nerve system, leading to be "less perfect" than others; so aging + "less perfect" = more so at older age. This is a thesis; you... ...Read more

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How do I stop wetting the bed at age 18? I am female, 102 pounds, healthy, have a history of bed wetting as a child, and still bed wetting at age 18.

See wetting expert: Stop drinking after supper, void before bed. Has an enuresis alarm been tried? If not try a"wet-stop" alarm. Dr will test urine to rule out UTI etc. Dr may try DDAVP uo to 3x0.2mg tabs nightly to reduce nocturnal urine production &/or long-acting anticholinergic medication like Oxybutynin er, or Detrol (tolterodine) la to increase functional bladder capacity. Specially appropriate if u void frequently by day. ...Read more

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What are some prescriptions for bed-wetting in male adults?

What are some prescriptions for bed-wetting in male adults?

Noct. enuresis RX: The drug desmopressin acetate (ddavp) boosts levels of a natural hormone (anti-diuretic hormone, or adh) that forces the body to make less urine at night. Although DDAVP has few side effects, the most serious is the potential for seizures. This can happen if you drink too much fluids when taking the medication. Oxybutinin may also 'relax bladder' with 'small bladder'. ...Read more

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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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Key to dealing with adult bedwetting during the day?

See a urologist: Bedwetting refers to wetting during sleep. Daytime wetting is urinary incontinence. Key to dealing with this problem is to diagose cause, then treat appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can adult bedwetting be associated with spinal injuries?

Can adult bedwetting be associated with spinal injuries?

spinal injury: It would take a pretty severe injury to the spine in which nerve damage has occurred to cause bed wetting. ...Read more

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Bed-wetting as a child, smaller bladder as an adult, what to do?

Bed-wetting as a child, smaller bladder as an adult, what to do?

Consult urologist: Very good chance that problems arising from small bladder can be corrected with medication which can relax bladder muscle ; functionally increase bladder capacity. ...Read more