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Gay Bed Wetting
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Possibly: The rectum is posterior to the bladder. Stool in the lower intestine, or rectum, can push against the bladder and reduce its capacity to hold urine. In recent study, four out of five demonstrated stool burden consistent with constipation. Many times constipation not apparent. Urinary tract infections in children are also similarly related to constipation. ...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
Child almost 5 still wets to bed but potty trained at 2 any suggestions on bed wetting &is this normal at her age? She is upset when pees at night
Enuresis: Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) in a 5 year old is likely to resolve as she matures, discuss simple techniques with your pediatrician or see a urologist for treatment options. Bedwetting alarms, evening fluid restrictions or prescription DDAVP (desmopressin) are all appropriate considerations at this age and older. ...Read more
7yr old boy started wetting himself, doesnt matter if awake or asleep and hasn't bed wet since 5. Claims he doesnt feel the urge to pee. Any thoughts?
See urologist ...: Apparently, he is a case of secondary noctural enuresis since he's dry at night from age 5-7. But, most of cases are still benign and will resolve in time. Clinically, bring him to see a urologist for counseling for behavioral modification including adjusting timely fluid restriction, nighttime use of alarm clock use to timely wake him up to void, and judicious use of Imipramine and its life drug. ...Read more
"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
How do I stop wetting the bed at age 18? I am female, 102 pounds, healthy, have a history of bed wetting as a child, and still bed wetting at age 18.
See wetting expert: Stop drinking after supper, void before bed. Has an enuresis alarm been tried? If not try a"wet-stop" alarm. Dr will test urine to rule out UTI etc. Dr may try DDAVP uo to 3x0.2mg tabs nightly to reduce nocturnal urine production &/or long-acting anticholinergic medication like Oxybutynin er, or Detrol (tolterodine) la to increase functional bladder capacity. Specially appropriate if u void frequently by day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sleep and dreaming can be greatly affected by your experiences throughout the day and specifically what you are doing right before you fall asleep. Watching a tense or horror filled tv show will affect your dreams and may lead to nightmare. A pleasant relaxing show may give you good dreams and good rest. Be selective with what you put in your head prior to failing asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 yr old boy. Bedwetting, periodic night terrors, deep sleeper. Catheterized as toddler in er. On 1/2-1 ddavp (desmopressin) .2 nightly for 2 mos. What is next step to help him? Long trm effects of ddavp (desmopressin)?
Nocturnal enuresis: Sounds like enuresis is nocturnal only. Is he a dysfunctional voider? Is he constipated? You should consult with a pediatric urologist. Somtimes anti-cholinergic agents help. Ddavp used long term really have not much effect. It is a hormone secreted naturally by kidneys to concentrate urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 yr old had sleep study that showed decreased REM sleep &frequent wakings &arousals (7.5 per/hr).She also snores, sleep talks &walks, wets bed.Causes?
Sleep disorder: Although there is an entity called central sleep apnea (central nervous system, brain) the most common cause of a sleep disorder in a 4 year old is hypertrophy (enlargement) of the tonsils and adenoids. Removal of these structures in the upper airway almost always results in a cure of these symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 year old sin doesn't sleep at night, never has. He fusses all night & wakes up at least 4x tossing and turning. Has never slept 1 full night. Help?
Sleep: Develop a bedtime routine - bath, story or song, then bed at the same time every night in his own bed. His last nap of the day should end no later than 3:30 or 4pm. Babies that age are naturally restless sleepers, it is ok for him to toss and turn but he need to learn to go back to sleep on his own. If he wakes up, check on him but don't pick him up. He will cry, cough, gag, etc. Dont give in! ...Read more
1 month old awake for 12 hours, won't sleep, tried rocking, singing, swaddling, warm bottle, car ride, lay on my chest, dark, quiet... I'm worried...?
Normal sleep pattern: OK, if your baby had a serious problem, it would have more symptoms than being awake, like cry, fussiness, fever, etc. If the only issue you have is staying awake, your baby is likely just off schedule. That said, but it to sleep around an hour earlier than typical to make up for its lack of sleep. If your baby does not sleep after 24 hours, go see your doc. ...Read more
Enuresis: New reports reveal that constipation causes bedwetting. Studies show that distention of the rectum from pooled stool cause bladdder irritation resulting in bedwetting when asleep and bathroom trips during the day. As a prelude to evaluation by the urologist, ask your doctor for a regimen to treat constipation and maintain daily bms to prevent rectal impaction. Abstain from DDAVP (desmopressin) use initially. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
26 athletic bmi=22 male. Muscles sore/tight on waking. Symptom coincided w/ buying ikea futon mattress. Clearly need better bed, recommendations?
Sounds like you : Answered your own question. A futon can b a fun fashion statement for a young man, but it is very seldom a proper mattress. I would suggest trying some mattresses at a bedding store to see what's right for u. Good luck! ...Read more
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