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I Keep Wetting Myself
Stress Incontinence: Can be addressed through Kegel exercises, use of Vaginal Pessary or Urethral Inserts,surgical procedures, avoiding alcohol &/or caffeine, losing excess weight, smoking cessation, timed bathroom trips, watching fluid intake & addressing causes of chronic sneezing or coughing. ...Read more
Consider urologist: Urinary incontinence can be caused by meds like diuretics/anti-hypertensives, muscle relaxants, antidepressants as well as caffeine & alcohol. If no such obvious cause, this is an unusual symptom at your young age. Although urinary leakage can occur for benign reasons, you should make sure that your leakage is not caused by infection, diabetes, or a neurological/anatomic abnormality & see MD ...Read more
Is this a new: problem? Is she having pain or burning when she urinates? Is she drinking more than usual? She could have a urinary tract infection. Frequent urination can also be a sign of diabetes. Accidents can also occur with stress/anxiety in a child. Please see her pediatrician and have her urine tested. ...Read more
How much does having dry eyes increase your risk of keratitis if you also wear contact? My eye doctor told me to be sure to keep my contacts moist with wetting drops to reduce my chances of getting keratitis. I do, but i'm worried i'm still risking my eye
Depending : Depending on the severity of your dry eye, the keratitis can form earlier or later. If you suffer from any form of dry eye, a good option would be to use preservative free artificial tears throughout the day to lubricate your eyes. If keratitis forms you must stop the usage of contact lenses and consult an eye doctor before using your contacts again. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Wide differential: urinary incontinence can be from many causes and more hx is needed to narrow down the differential. for ex: nocturnal seizures vs urge incontinence from an overactive bladder or from a cns lesion vs loss of inhibition of the micturition reflex from a frontal brain lesion (from either an anterior cerebral artery territory stroke, aneurysm or a space occupying lesion in the frontal micturition area) ...Read more
See your doc: Start with a complete medical evaluation, this could be from some previously overlooked medical condition. If the child is in fact healthy, and over 5-6 years of age then hypnosis is a great therapeutic approach. Medicines will help temporarially but the bed wetting resumes as soon as the meds are stopped. ...Read more
Alarm clock: After the age of 8 it may be worth using an enuresis alarm clock. This alarm clock goes off when the pt gets wet. It works over time, training the patient to feel their bladder filling up. Make sure the child does not feel humiliated, it is not their fault. 10% of 10 y/o still wet the bed. Other techniques like limiting fluids at night, punishing pt will not help. ...Read more
Need attention?: Dear puppy, you know there are better and healthier ways to get noticed. Your shame over this shows. Doctors reading this want to give you a big hug and let you know that you will feel so much better when this wetting stuff stops. So if it isn't working out at home in dealing with this problem you need to have a talk tomorrow with the school nurse. She can help point you in the right direction. ...Read more
How old?: How old is your son? Is this primary or secondary enuresis, meaning has he ever had period of 1 month or more without any accidents? About 15% of 5 y/o and 5% of 10 y/o still wet the bed. Typically do nothing until about 8 y/o. Potty alarm clock has shown to be effective. Although there are daily medications that can be used, it is not favored in general. ...Read more
May be normal: Up to 20 % of 6 year old wet the bed. If he has never been dry at night and he has no wetting during the day, it may be primary nocturnal enuresis. It also "runs" in families. Keep in mind he is not doing it because he wants to or has control over it. You may want to limit drinking fluids after 6pm, voiding frequently and not making him self conscious about it. There are also alarms you can use. ...Read more
Bed Wetting adult?: I actually have more questions than answers for this. I would worry that you have a bad bladder infection, or have developed diabetes. I worry about alcohol or medications that are causing you to sleep so deeply you are not responding to the need to rise to pee. If this persists you may need a full evaluation with your trusted medical advisor. ...Read more
Bladder spasms/OAB: Oab (overactive bladder) can occur for no good reason or due to neurologic problem or bladder cancer. Meds (pills/patch/gel) can control symptoms but do not cure. Behavioral therapy, neuromodulation (electrical stimulation to help nerves work better) &injection of Botox into bladder are effective treatments. Depending on age, exam& urinalysis, cystoscopy (look inside bladder may be needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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