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Bedwetting Toilet Training
Toilet training myself for incontinence with scheduled voiding, kegels, etc. Isnt there a surgical fix?
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"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
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
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
- many digestive problems, many years
- last 3 y., too slow/ineffective bowel movements => spends 2-3hrs on toilet/day
Why? (Diet is OK.)
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
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
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
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
I wet the bed as a kid. Took DDAVP (desmopressin) through high school, stopped @ 18. Started bed wetting again at 22. Stopped &29. Now 33 & bed wetting again. Help?!
Wetting the bed: you need to see your doctor. You could have a urinary tract infection. You also might need urodynamic studies to determine the etiology. ...Read more
8 years old \impulsive ADHD with daily night terrors & sleep walking for 9 months. 4-5 times non sleep terrors in day time. Normal eeg. Is it nt?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incontinence 45 , partially hyst 2006
unable to hold bladder in AM when I get up from bed , small leakage day & yoga
lying down non sleep incontinence?
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
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