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After drinking alcohol for a month I am now bedwetting can this be a cause?

After drinking alcohol for a month I am now bedwetting can this be a cause?

It's a diuretic: Yes--alcohol is a diuretic which acts on the kidneys to make you urinate more often. There are of course also other possible dangerous effects from drinking too much such as liver damage and damaging effects on the brain. I suggest being very careful about how much you drink. I'd be glad to consult with you more in a private consult on HealthTap about this if you desire. ...Read more

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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How to stop bedwetting ?

How to stop bedwetting ?

Very difficult: Bedwetting (enuresis) indicates that the control mechanisms of the automatic (autonomic) nervous system are irritable. This can be induced easily by poor diet, particularly the intake of sugar. Voluntary control comes with normal maturation (i.e. Growing up) and that demands good body/brain chemistry. ...Read more

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How to avoid bedwetting?

How to avoid bedwetting?

Alarms, timed voids: Bed wetting is a common problem that almost always resolves. There are options such as alarm systems and timed voiding which can be tried at home. For occasions such as a sleepover when a patient may need to guarantee they will stay dry, there is a medication that can be used. Your doctor can help assess for medical causes of bed wetting and give advice on using the other options mentioned here. ...Read more

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How to stop adult bed wetting?

How to stop adult bed wetting?

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

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How safe are bed wetting alarms?

How safe are bed wetting alarms?

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

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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?

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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When does bed wetting typically stop?

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

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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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When should bedwetting stop in boys (enuresis)?

When should bedwetting stop in boys (enuresis)?

"Should" is wrong ?: Up to 15% of boys wet their beds from as little as once/month to multiple times every night. Resolves in about 15%/year without treatment. Many factors involved including genetic, maturity of nerves involved, depth of sleep, overall fluid intake etc. Advise 1) limit fluids after supper 2) awaken to toilet 1-2 hours after going to sleep 3) try bedwetting alarm after age-7-years.Above all sympathize. ...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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I wanted to know is bedwetting a sign of diabetes?

I wanted to know is bedwetting a sign of diabetes?

Could be: Bed wetting could be a sign of diabetes. Other indicators would be loosing weight despite always eating, drinking more ...Read more

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What could be a cause of bedwetting at 16 years old?

What could be a cause of bedwetting at 16 years old?

See his /her doctor: Has he wet the bed his entire life or is this a return of wetting after having had a pattern of dry nights? Either problem's best addressed by his doctor. Until the visit, make sure he's not constipated as this can exacerbate the problem. Bedwetting often familial and worse with deep sleepers. If the problem has been there always it's unlikely to have a medical cause. New onset more concerning. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do about teenage bed wetting?

Please tell me what to do about teenage bed wetting?

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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How do you get a bed wetting alarm? How do they work?

On Amazon.com: Here is what i found on amazon.Com: http://goo.Gl/7mycy but before you buy one, please read this, which is a more complete article on how to help your child stay dry: http://goo.Gl/rrjmp 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

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