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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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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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Pink color on toilet paper after wiping. No lumps.No straining. Not in stool or on fecal matter. Noticed after applying toilet paper with warm water.

Pink color on toilet paper after wiping. No lumps.No straining. Not in stool or on fecal matter.  Noticed after applying toilet paper with warm water.

Prob hemorrhoid: Probably hemorrhoid but aggressive wiping or using fragrant or cheap toilet paper can irritate perianal area, yeast infection, folliculitis, anal cancer, anal fissure, rectal ulcer, proctitis and anorectal cancer are possibilities. Anoscopic exam or proctosigmoidoscopy (or full colonoscopy) can visualize area and confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hemmrhoids and blood in toilet after bowel movement?

Hemmrhoids and blood in toilet after bowel movement?

Rectal bleeding.: Causes of rectal bleeding can include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, cancer or GI tract inflammation or infection. Get it checked out if it has occurred more than one. ...Read more

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Potty training 3yo boy will not poop. Will hold it for 24+hrs. Suggestions?

Potty training 3yo boy will not poop. Will hold it for 24+hrs. Suggestions?

Let him decide: Only 75% of kids are neurologically ready to be potty trained at 3. If he's ready and you offer an incentive, assistance as needed and let him decide when to go, you just might get there without so many tears. ...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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Intense pain everytime pooping like knives coming out. Rectal pain hours after pooping. Blood on toilet paper. Healthy diet. On Abilify (aripiprazole) and Benadryl

Intense pain everytime pooping like knives coming out. Rectal pain hours after pooping. Blood on toilet paper. Healthy diet. On Abilify (aripiprazole) and Benadryl

Fissure or hemorrhoi: Your presentation fits one of anal fissure or hemorrhoids. I recommend you make appointment to see your physician to have the area examined and appropriate treatment prescribed. ...Read more

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Does a small bleeding tear inside anus when pooping constipated stool increase chance of catching disease from using public toilet (e.g. water splash?

Does a small bleeding tear inside anus when pooping constipated stool increase chance of catching disease from using public toilet (e.g. water splash?

I'm not sure...: ... that this specific problem has ever been studied in detail. However, any open wound is susceptible to infection, and certainly there are a lot of bacteria present both in that area of the body and in public toilets. If I had a perianal tear, I would try to avoid water splashing on it. You should see your doctor if the bleeding or pain are persistent . Good luck. ...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
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

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Does the clean kid manual work for kids with encopresis?

Does the clean kid manual work for kids with encopresis?

Talk to a specialist: Encopresis can be an especially trying and difficult disorder to treat. The specialists in treating it usually are either behavioral and developmental pediatricians or pediatric GI doctors. They will be familiar with various approaches, probably including the clean kid manual. You need to have someone you trust with whom you can work towards a longterm solution. ...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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How can I potty train my child with learning disabilities?

How can I potty train my child with learning disabilities?

Small Steps: First teach them to recognize when they need to go (naming it when you see it, as specific as you can). This communication is key. If stalled, try to get them to go into the bathroom, even if still in diapers. Then sitting on the potty. Model toileting all along the way. ...Read more

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11 year old who urinates self, poor grooming, and add like symptoms. Recently began soiling self. Poor social skills. Is it signs of abuse?

11 year old who urinates self, poor grooming, and add like symptoms. Recently began soiling self. Poor social skills. Is it signs of abuse?

One possibility: While abuse is one of the things in the possible reasons for this scenario, it is not the only one. There could be a neurologic problem leading to the soiling and wetting. There could be psychologic problems, with the number one disorder coming to mind being depression and/or anxiety in this age group. The kid's thyroid could be out of whack. This child needs a complete head to toe evaluation! ...Read more

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Feeling cold before a bowel movement normal for a potty training toddler (who holds in it as long as possible) ?

Feeling cold before a bowel movement normal for a potty training toddler (who holds in it as long as possible) ?

Mgt and workup: I would suggest screening for hypothyroidism. This condition may cause constipation. In addition, a screening test to rule out CF can be done. Including fiber in the diet and decreasing starchy foods may also help if he is constipated. ...Read more

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When beginning weight-lifting, should one do endurance training or strength training first?

When beginning weight-lifting, should one do endurance training or strength training first?

Weight training: I think it is best to start with low weights and higher reps combined with flexibility program. Then progress up to strength training with higher weights. ...Read more

Dr. Allyson Pizzo-Berkey
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Potty Training (Definition)

Training a child ...Read more