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Bed Wetting Causes In Teenagers
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
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
Muscle relaxants: Not known to cause nocturnal bed wetting either alone or combined, other cause would be sought, but is the patient's age to start with? . Not sure why would you combine muscle relaxants, I believe either would suffice, at any rate that's a judgmental call of the the treating physician, wish you wellness ...Read more
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
What can be done to help a bed wetting 4 year old? I refuse to put her back into pull-ups cause then she thinks its ok to wet the bed!
Health tips: It is a little too early to expect your daughter to be fully trained. Hoever, you can cut off fluids several hours before bedtime, have her double urinate before bedtim, that is, have her urinate and half an later, have her urinate again. Make sure she doesn't drink doda, specificslly colas, before bed time. Before you go to bed have her urinate again. Also make sure you have plastic sheeting on the. ...Read more
Yes: At that age the emotional and social implications of bed wetting can be pretty significant. I would recommend a visit to a pediatric urologist. ...Read more
Seek evaluation.: Any significant change in the pattern of urination in an otherwise healthy individual should be evaluated. Behavioral causes, medicines, drugs, can all contribute, but you do not want to miss a neurological cause of new onset dysfunction in voiding. See your primary care physician, but any worry should prompt evaluation by a urologist who specializes in neuro-urology. ...Read more
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
It varies: Use of water pills, use of narcotic pain meds, loss of specific nerve in the bladder, loss of bladder control due to structural or mechanical problems (such as tumor or trauma) may cause accident in the bladder thus possible bedwetting or incontinence. So please check with the physician. ...Read more
See answer: ~1-2% of adults have bedwetting problems. New onset bedwetting in a young adult usually related to a sleeping problem, excess nighttime urine production, or reduced bladder capacity. Possible causes include sleep apnea; stress, depression, or fatigue; constipation; overactive bladder; neurologic problem; constipation; uti; diabetes; prostate problem; or excessive fluids, alcohol, or caffeine. ...Read more
Can Topamax (topiramate) cause bed-wetting? 2nd time taking it and it caused it again. My Neurologist said no. But it only happens on drug as I titrate. Not off.
I take hydrochlorathiazide every morning and imipramine every night for bed wetting. I know hydrochlor. Causes me to pee alot, so is it ok to b taking these meds together?
Okay to take togethe: Imipramine usually helps a lot with bedwetting. Check with your doctor to see if maybe the dose can be adjusted since you are still having problems. Unlikely that the hydrochlorothiazide in the morning is contributing to your problem during the night. There are other treatments for bedwetting including a nasal spray. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Completely safe: The safest most effective means of treating mono symptomatic bed wetting is the enuresis alarm. It has no side effects, requires no monthly copays, and never expires. It will cure about 85% of pts who awaken. Ddavp (desmopressin) is the most commonly prescribed medication for this condition and is relatively safe but can lead to water intoxication and electrolyte abnormalities among other side effects. ...Read more
7 or 8 years: The first peak for children to stop bed wetting is age 3 - 4 years. Most pediatricians and pediatric urologists don't consider bedwellinf abnormal under 7 years. 85% of children are dry at night by age-5-years. At age 5 years you can start restricting fluids after supper +/or toileting the child when parents retire. Either or both these simple measures can make a difference between wet and dry. ...Read more
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
Enuresis alarm: Enuresis can persist into young adulthood and is usually familial. It can be quite frustrating for affected people. First line prevention is avoiding liquids after 6 pm and voiding before bed. Enuresis alarms are devices that attach to the waistband and vibrate when the bladder contracts, and DDAVP is a medication (oral or nasal spray) which are other treatment options. I hope this helps! ...Read more
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the main thing is to make sure your child wants to stay dry in bed and takes charge of the project. You can't do it for him if he does not want to change. ...Read more
Yes: 67 bucks and higher cure rate than meds. ...Read more
For time being, do the followings: stop fluid intake 4 hours before sleep, set alarm clock to wake up to pee before enuresis, record how much you void each time day or night for 48 hrs, practice healthy lifestyle, and avoid overindulgence and obsession....
Due to the inherent complexity of enuresis, go to see urologists with keen interest in enuresis and a pcp for general health assessment. ...Read more
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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