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Doctor insights on: Bathroom Manners For Kids

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How can I tell if something is wrong from my child's bathroom schedule?

How can I tell if something is wrong from my child's bathroom schedule?

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 more

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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

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

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How do I know if my child has used the bathroom in my stomach?

How do I know if my child has used the bathroom in my stomach?

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 more

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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?

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?

Hospital: Notify your doctor right away. Since it's a weekend likely they will want you to go to the hospital and be evaluated. You're very early so you want to catch and rule out the early signs of preterm labor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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