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Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?

Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?

If Sui yes: Stress urinary incontinence is easily addressed with a sling. There are some surgical treatments for other types of incontinence but not as common. ...Read more

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Dr. Valerie Hines
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Toilet Training (Definition)

Toilet training, is the process of training a young child to use a toilet or "potty chair" for urination and defecation . A child who can walk from room to room, pull his pants up & down & say "pee-pee", " poo-poo" or "potty" when he senses the urge is ready to toilet train. Rewarding attempts as well as successes & ignoring accidents, basic behavioral precepts, ...Read more


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I used water from public toilet bowls to wet toilet tissue for wiping my bottom--externally & internally--for yrs as a young adult. Medical concerns?

I used water from public toilet bowls to wet toilet tissue for wiping my bottom--externally & internally--for yrs as a young adult. Medical concerns?

Would not: Carry small wrapped baby wipes for this .do no use public toilet water as this may contain various viruses such as the norwalk virus if some one is ill. There are mostly infection concerns and would suggest against it ...Read more

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3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?

3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?

Do you really want : to pair those behaviors? Once you do, transition to a regular toilet is going to be tough! Use his developmental, not chronological, age, for readiness: Can he stay dry for 2 hrs., walk from room to room, recognize the urge to go, use a word to say so (e.g., potty) & pull his pants up & down? If so, use a Little Looster stool & read " Steps to Independence" by Baker, ~$30 on Amazon.com. ...Read more

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3.5 y/o girl with VUR & duplicated ureter has frequent accidents, sudden urges & cannot hold urine. Been trained for 1.5 years. Possible incontinence?

3.5 y/o girl with VUR & duplicated ureter has frequent accidents, sudden urges & cannot hold urine. Been trained for 1.5 years. Possible incontinence?

May be normal, but: would definitely be interested in evaluation by her Pediatric Urologist. Many kids have intermittent "accidents" after toilet training, however with her history would want to make sure that there was no infection or problem with bladder tone. Her Urologist may want to run further tests. ...Read more

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Which age child is ready to start toilet training?

Which age child is ready to start toilet training?

Varies: Most children can beging toilet training between 9-15 months. There are many variables and often they learn by observing others, for example in day care. Do not get frustrated and it is important to remember that each child develops at their own rate. ...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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Does hypnotherapy work on children with bed wetting?

Does hypnotherapy work on children with bed wetting?

Sometimes: Better to try simple measures first, ie restricting fluids, lifting to toilet at night, bedwetting alarm or medication. ...Read more

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Moms been urinating every other hr small amt x1month, lower back pain,clean catch urine clear, noticed pink on toilet paper at times,sore groin,tumor?

Moms been urinating every other hr small amt x1month, lower back pain,clean catch urine clear, noticed pink on toilet paper at times,sore groin,tumor?

Here are some ...: One of your similar Qs was answered some 2 days ago. Now, bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, and progress of the symptoms and their related discomforts over time to Doc for analysis + physical + tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx and provide reasonable Rx/care. Further online inquiry would not solve your mom's concerns. So, take actions timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Whens a good age to start potty training?

Whens a good age to start potty training?

Varies by child : Varies by each child and his/her readiness to begin potty training, but typically between 2-3 years of age. View the following links for additional information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/potty-training/art-20045230. And: http://www.babycenter.com/potty-training ...Read more

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- many digestive problems, many years - last 3 y., too slow/ineffective bowel movements => spends 2-3hrs on toilet/day Why? (Diet is OK.)

- many digestive problems, many years
- last 3 y., too slow/ineffective bowel movements => spends 2-3hrs on toilet/day
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IBS: If this has been going on for so long you are likely to have a problem with your bowel motility most frequently ascribed to irritable bowel syndrome. There are many effective treatments, but you need to see a doc to establish the diagnosis and prescribe a steady and progressive program of treatment. ...Read more

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Frequent urge to urinate at 55 (male)?

Frequent urge to urinate at 55 (male)?

Most likely prostate: Prostatic issues are most commonly in play. You could have a bacterial prostatitis, either chronic or acute-less likely, or benign prostastic hyperplasia (bph). Both are treatable and most likely. You need to see your doctor, who may also need to perform a prostate exam and order tests as well. ...Read more

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Frequent urge to urinate for months,small amounts 25+times a day,no incontinence,no UTI, no IC,cystoscopy ok,seen 4 urologists,very tired.Please help!

Frequent urge to urinate for months,small amounts 25+times a day,no incontinence,no UTI, no IC,cystoscopy ok,seen 4 urologists,very tired.Please help!

Could incontinence: I don't think it's easy to say that you don't have IC. The symptoms you are describing could either be IC, it could be urge incontinence, it could be a prolapse of the bladder or other pelvic floor dysfunction. You could have issues with bowels pressing on the bladder. What medicine have you tried besides antibiotics? I would recommend bladder training and possibly botox. ...Read more

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64 yo male hospitalized 3 months can now stand & walk but cannot urinate standing, just sitting using a pee bottle or sitting on the toilet. Ideas?

64 yo male hospitalized 3 months can now stand & walk but cannot urinate standing, just sitting using a pee bottle or sitting on the toilet. Ideas?

Interesting: It is usually the other way around. Has a urologist been involved? Were urodynamic studies done including post void residuals, flow measurements and bladder pressure measurements along with good neurological evaluation from the lumbar spine down including the sacral plexus nerves. I know this is medical speak, but discuss these with treating doctor. Complicated issue and needs proper eval. ...Read more

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Average age to potty train?

Average age to potty train?

2-4 years: About 50 % of 2 year olds are mature enough to train, 75% of 3 year olds and 90 % of 4 year olds. ...Read more

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Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Selecting diaper for fecal incontinence. Any recommendations?

Seek other options : There other options including sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of fecal incontinence ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a colorectal surgeon that does interstim. ...Read more

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Should dads coach pee wee sports?

Should dads coach pee wee sports?

Depends on the dad: I coached all my kids in several sports. It was fun for me and, at least they say now, it was fun for them. They now appreciate the effort and time commitment involved. To be a good coach at the pee wee level, you have to have the right priorities. Having the kids learn the skills, develop a love for the sport and learn good sportsmanship and the need for teamwork is key. Dr l. ...Read more

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I sometimes experience "post-micturition convulsions" (pee shivers) many minutes before i actually urinate & daily urge incontinence. Possible causes?

I sometimes experience "post-micturition convulsions" (pee shivers) many minutes before i actually urinate & daily urge incontinence. Possible causes?

Cause unknown: I would recommend that you see a urologist regarding your urinary urgency. A urinary tract infection and other causes need to be ruled out. In spite of the fact that 83% of men and 56% of women experience pee shivers at some point during their life, the cause remains unknown and largely uninvestigated.. ...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


Dr. Allyson Pizzo-Berkey
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Potty Training (Definition)

Training a child ...Read more