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How to stop bed wetting in a 7 year old?

How to stop bed wetting in a 7 year old?

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 more

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Dr. George Klauber
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Bedwetting (Definition)

Bedwetting is the involuntary urination in children over 4 years of age. It may occur at any time throughout ...Read more


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In trying to prevent bedwetting in 7 year old, how long sleep should liquids be drank? Should I ever wake my child to use the bathroom?

In trying to prevent bedwetting in 7 year old, how long sleep should liquids be drank? Should I ever wake my child to use the bathroom?

Bed wetting: Bed wetting often runs in families and it does resolve. For the most part not drinking after the evening meal is a guide line but may not help. Waking the patient during the night also may not work. It just takes time and maturity of hormones and the bladder. Try not to cause embarrassment and use pull ups until night time dryness occurs. Have his urine checked for infection and diabetes. Best! ...Read more

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My twelve year old is hiding bed wetting from me. What could be wrong with them?

My twelve year old is hiding bed wetting from me. What could be wrong with them?

Nothing-enuresis.: "bedwetting" (enuresis) is common in children (~ 1/100) and can last up to/into puberty. Children will attempt to hide it from family and friends because of embarassment - should be evaluated by a pediatric urologist. ...Read more

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What can be done to help a bed wetting 4 year old? I refuse to put her back into pull-ups cause then she thinks its ok to wet the bed!

Health tips: It is a little too early to expect your daughter to be fully trained. Hoever, you can cut off fluids several hours before bedtime, have her double urinate before bedtim, that is, have her urinate and half an later, have her urinate again. Make sure she doesnt drink doda, specificslly colas, before bed time. Before you go to bed have her urinate again.Also make sure you have plastic sheeting on the. ...Read more

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I am a 21 year old male, suffering from bed-wetting for the past 5-6years .Some episodes are preceded by a sexual dream, and i end up masturbating.

Bed wetting: If your bed wetting only started 5 years ago at the age of15-16 , i suggest you see a urologist to make sure you don't have an intrinsic proble with your urinary tract. ...Read more

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32yr old healthy M started bed wetting every other day this month.Diagnosed with sleep apnea last year and has been wearing dental device ever since.

32yr old healthy M started bed wetting every other day this month.Diagnosed with sleep apnea last year and has been wearing dental device ever since.

Physical: Need full physical examination to determine cause of bed wetting. Report findings to both your general physician and the dentist who fabricated your dental appliance. If you have not seen an ENT, do so. ...Read more

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21 year old, experiencing bed-wetting for the last 5 years, frequency 2-3 times a month.Some episodes follow a sexual dream in the form of masturbation?

21 year old, experiencing bed-wetting for the last 5 years, frequency 2-3 times a month.Some episodes follow a sexual dream in the form of masturbation?

Secondary enuresis: If u were dry before age 16-years. Need 2b checked with urinalysis & probably kidney & bladder ultrasound to rule out obvious pathology. If negative, discuss possible desmopressin (ddayp) with your dr. This reduces niocturnal urine production. Could take up to 0.6mg (3 x o, 2 mg tabs) nightly. Not related to masturbation, however could try to self indoctrinate to waken if such dream occurs.. ...Read more

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Kidney failure/ bed wetting, 15 year old girl, what to do?

Kidney failure/ bed wetting, 15 year old girl, what to do?

Diabetes insipidus: Inability to for failing kidneys to retain fluid which leads to excessive urine production. Unfortunate child will need a kidney transplant. In mean time she will need family to be supportive. Possibly wake her during night to urinate. ...Read more

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My 10 year old daughter is overweight and she snores whilesleeping. She is always disturbed while sleeping and alsohas a bed wetting problem. Do children get sleep apnea?

My 10 year old daughter is overweight and she snores whilesleeping. She is always disturbed while sleeping and alsohas a bed wetting problem. Do children get sleep apnea?

Sleep Apnea: About 10% children that age would snore in their sleep, but only 1-3% of snorers have obstructive sleep apnea. Possible causes are; enlarged tonsil/adenoids, obesity, genetic syndromes such as down's syndrome, family history of sleep apnea. I recommend her pediatrician evaluate to rule out apnea. Wish her well. ...Read more

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I have a son who is nine years old now and still bed wetting.What should I do?

I have a son who is nine years old now and still bed wetting.What should I do?

Assist or fix: Bed wetting until 9 puts a kid in a lonely 1-2 %. Usually 1 or both parents had some delay & many of these kids have longstanding issues with stool retention/irregularity & or other problems. If your dr has skills in this area s/he can start you through the process of aiding or fixing the issue. The greatest indicator for success is a kid that has asked for help staying dry. ...Read more

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