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Bathroom Manners For Kids
Voiding and stooling: It all depends. Many breastfed infants may have numerous bowel movements per day or not have one in several days. Is your baby gaining weight? Is he struggling to have a bowel movement? Any unusual stools for your baby? Mucus? Blood? As far as voids we all love at least six wet diapers per day. Is the urine smelly? Blood? Pain ? Dark? Al these need to be discussed with your doctor asap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As soon as I have to go to the bathroom i can barely make it to the toilet with out wetting myself. Not completely but it happens. I'm 30. 1 child.
Be seen: It could be many things, but you need to be seen and examined to determine the cause. ...Read more
My step son intentionally exposed himself in the bathroom at camp to other children. He was embarrassed when confronted. Why did he do this?
What can be done to help stop an older child from wetting the bed? My 10 yr old child is still wetting the bed. We wake him up 2 hrs after he goes to sleep to go to the bathroom and he's soaked. We've tried waking him up an hr after he goes to sleep and s
Persistent : Persistent bedwetting can be normal in children up to the age of 6 years. After that point, further evaluation is generally recommended to evaluate for a structural or neurologic cause. Otherwise, outside of a cause, it is important not to treat this as a punishable behavioral issue as that will tend to exacerbate the issue. Often times his doctor may recommend a trial of medication to help improve his bladder capacity or decrease urine production overnight. One additional strategy that has at times been successful is the use of a "potty pager" which will vibrate at the first sign of moisture, thus conditioning the child to awaken to the need to void. ...Read more
Doubt it: If it doesn't have to do with a pain syndrome i'd ask for references. ...Read more
6 1/2 months pregnant with second child and feel pressure where my come out at an I have pressure when standing and using the bathroom?
Do you mean fetus?: Are you asking about meconium in your amniotic fluid? You can't tell until your water breaks. If the baby had stress significant enough to cause meconium, there may have been other signs, such as heart rate changes or decreased fetal growth or movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes 1, if you don't have any breakouts, can you kiss your children and not worry about spreading it.
What about sharing a bathroom towel?
Yes and yes: Without an outbreak, the chance of transmission is low by kissing and the virus is never transmitted by towels. Based on this and other questions, you are far more worried than necessary. This isn't a big deal! Half of all people get oral herpes, and it could happen to your kids. But that's most likely from other children (e.g. in day care, school, etc) and not from your infection. ...Read more
Could my baby be putting pressure in my cervix at 6 1/2 months this my second child i only feel it when standing, spuatting, and using bathroom?
Your discomfort: Likely isnt coming from the cervix, but yes there is always pressure there, as in other parts of the uterus. It could be your bladder if its in the vagina, or the head can be low. Mention this to your doc and go in if you are urination more than 2x per night or having to go all day. Good luck. ...Read more
My kid (her account) is under 16 and has rectal bleeding for less than a year but a while. It's only when she goes to the bathroom. Condition/cause?
Rectal bleeding: I would first consider softening the stools. Constipation and large, hard bowel movements can often be the cause of bleeding. There could also be other causes like hemmhoroids or fissures, among others. Appropriate use of fiber supplements to soften the stools can be helpful. If this doesn't work, i recommend consulting with your doctor. ...Read more
When my son was a kid he dropped hot tea on his tisticles now hes 20 he gets pain down there and his abdomen hurts and uses the bathroom why is that?
Probably unrelated: It is probably unrelated to that event. He needs to see urologist if his testis is hurting. ...Read more
Im 32 with four children... my period is always regular 6-7 days normal flow heavy first 3 days light last 3days ... I got on my period 3days ago and it very light and it sometimes stop for hours then I go to bathroom and wipe myself and its dark redish b
Unclear question: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In trying to prevent bedwetting in 7 year old, how long sleep should liquids be drank? Should I ever wake my child to use the bathroom?
Bed wetting: Bed wetting often runs in families and it does resolve. For the most part not drinking after the evening meal is a guide line but may not help. Waking the patient during the night also may not work. It just takes time and maturity of hormones and the bladder. Try not to cause embarrassment and use pull ups until night time dryness occurs. Have his urine checked for infection and diabetes. Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm pregnant and my husband keeps a pet rat in our bathroom, would it harm my unborn child? I can't stand the smell of it and he won't get rid of her.
No: I would be wary of the pet rat and stay away from it so that it doesn't bite you. Other than that, i'm sure in pregnancy the smell might bother you way more than if you weren't pregnant. I'm sorry for that. You may need to negotiate something different between you and your husband regarding this pet. Of course, wouldn't want rat around baby either. ...Read more
How often should a child urinate in a day? My 5 yr old son only urinates 4 times daily. When he gets up in the morning he doesn't go to the bathroom for about an hr and half. He says he doesn't feel like he has to go. My son has ulcerative coltis, eosinop
My 8 year old son poops his pants and when he does use the bathroom its a log. I have tried a fiber supplement and mild child laxative. What can I do?
I am 31 weeks pregnant and i went to the bathroom and wiped blood and I have pressure at my vagina and discomfort i had my first child at 26 weeks
Call : Call your doctor. Any vaginal bleeding during pregnancy should be treated as an emergency. This could be a sign of pre-term birth (when combined with the pressure and your previous history). If you can not reach your doctor, a visit to the er is highly recommended. Do not have sexual intercourse and only drink fluids until you know the reason for the bleeding (in case a procedure needs to be done). ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant I have had diarreah for the past two days now I'm not sick and it's not bad to where I can't stay out of bathroom I did not have this with my first child so I'm a little worried a to why this is happening I tried to call my doctor an
Why oh why?: I'm not sure why you have diahhrea now but we want to be sure that you don't get dehydrated. If you can't get hold of your OB you should go to the ER ...Read more
That's a lot.: Seriousness varies depending if this is a daytime problem only and if it has been going on for long. If this occurs even at night you have a major problem and need to see someone soon. If this is a temporary issue i think you may just have irritated your bladder or perhaps have an infection. If it goes away you are ok. If it persists you should have a urinalysis and exam. ...Read more
FOUL FLATUS R/O IBS: FOUL FLATUS R/O IBS vs IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more