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What exactly is enuresis?

What exactly is enuresis?

Urinate Involuntary: Passage of urine without subject's knowledge, nocturnal if at night, diurnal if by day. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to end enuresis?

What is the best way to end enuresis?

Bedwetting alarm: Proven in numerous respected studies. However, need to be used correctly. 1) child must agree to use of alarm, 2) pep talk, like a sport's coach at bed-time about alarm & parents need to wake child to switch off alarm, if child fails to wake, and take child to bathroom, 3) avoid any blame, 4) give alarm at least 6 weeks of use every night before giving up, 5) continue using 4-6 weeks after success. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop enuresis?

What is the best way to stop enuresis?

End enuresis: The method I have used successfully with my patients is as follows: 1. No liquids after 6:00 P.M. 2. Be sure child urinates before going to bed 3. Wake child up at 2:00 am and check if there has been bed wetting. If there is betting before this time on several occasions move time to 1:00 am 4. Be sure child urinates when you wake them. 5. Positive reinforcement 6. Possible combo of DDAVP (desmopressin) or othe. ...Read more

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Is there any new help for adult enuresis?

Is there any new help for adult enuresis?

Not new, may work: Desmopressin (ddavp) a safe synthetic hormone works to reduce nocturnal urine production and helps many. Long acting anticholinergics (oxybutininer.Ditropan la, or Detrol (tolterodine) la) can increase functional bladder capacity. One or other or both in combination may relieve bed wetting. Certainly worth a try if it hasn't been tried so far. ...Read more

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What are some drugs for nocturnal enuresis?

What are some drugs for nocturnal enuresis?

DDAVP, (desmopressin) imipramine, +: Ddavp or desmopressin is a synthetic anti-diuretic hormone , which if take at night should reduce volume of nocturnal urine production. Imipramine (tofranil) can reduce depth of sleep + slightly increase functional bladder capacity. Oxybutinin er, Detrol la, vesicare (solifenacin) are all meds which increase functional bladder capacity.Please note that most effective treatment, in long run is an enuresis alarm. ...Read more

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How can I stop nocturnal enuresis in early adulthood?

How can I stop nocturnal enuresis in early adulthood?

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 can you stop nocturnal enuresis in early adulthood?

Find cause first: Nocturnal enuresis in children is fairly common but usually is completely resolved by adulthood. If present since childhood may just be slow to resolve but should respond to prescription meds if due to the usual cause. If it is a new symptom a full workup is warranted. If there is any developmental delay present that changes expectations and it may be lifelong problem. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to extinguish enuresis?

Please help! what is the best way to extinguish enuresis?

Bedwetting alarm: Proven in numerous respected studies. However, need to be used correctly. 1) child must agree to use of alarm, 2) pep talk, like a sport's coach at bed-time about alarm ; parents need to wake child to switch off alarm, if child fails to wake, and take child to bathroom, 3) avoid any blame, 4) give alarm at least 6 weeks of use every night before giving up, 5) continue using 4-6 weeks after success. ...Read more

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Is there any research that connects enuresis to bladdercancer?

Bed Wetting is: "enuresis", and is consdered an issue under neuro-pschological control, and only rarely from a physical cause. While there are rare pediatric bladder tumors (rhabdomyosarcomas), the frequency of transitional cell adult tumors rises with age, tobacco use, exposure to schistosomiasis h., chronic catheterization. No link to bed wetting. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some drugs for nocturnal enuresis in adults?

I was wondering what are some drugs for nocturnal enuresis in adults?

Two: Desmopressin (ddavp) and oxybutinin are the two mentioned for adult nocturnal enuresis. First i would see your doctor and make sure it is not being caused by some problem that can be corrected... ...Read more

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Why a teen at age 14 would still be suffering from nocturnal enuresis?

Often normal: 10% of children wet the bed at age 6 years of age. 10% of these children improve with each passing year. See your doctor to make sure that there is nothing serious going on. ...Read more

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Would you recommend st. John's wort for nocturnal enuresis? Please direct when to take, etc.

Would you recommend st. John's wort for nocturnal enuresis? Please direct when to take, etc.

No, not 4U or child: Worth seeing urologist if ur the patient ; have tried restricting fluids in evening ; setting alarm clock for nocturnal wakening.. U may have a reduced functional bladder capacity or don't produce enough anti-diuretic homone at night. Thus 'resevoir' may be too small or nocturnal urine is 2 high. Both can respond to medication. No st.Jw more so because ur already taking other medications. Gd luck. ...Read more

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What does primary enuresis mean?

Primary enuresis: Means that person has never stayed dry through the night since birth vs a secondary enuresis where person had been dry for at leats 6-12 months during the night and then returns to wetting bed. ...Read more

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Is enuresis more common in boys or girls?

Is enuresis more common in boys or girls?

Boys: Night-time enuresis is somewhat more common boys for unknown reasons, until adulthood when, although uncommon, is more common in females. Boys also tend to train later than girls. Parents of either sex, who had nocturnal enuresis commonly pass this on to their children, approximately 25% for one parent, 50-80% if both parents wet. ...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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Is enuresis and encopresis related? Please advise!

Sometimes: You can have both or just one or the other. See your doctor if you have either or both for an evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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I was wondering is enuresis and encopresis related?

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Can be: Encopresis is most often resulted from chronic constipation. Large stool masses in lower abdomen often compress the bladder leading to enuresis. ...Read more