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I keep on wetting myself, take meds but only make it worse?

I keep on wetting myself, take meds but only make it worse?

Please get seen: This can be due to anything from your medications to undiagnosed disease to a problem your gynecologist could fix easily. ...Read more

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How can I keep from wetting myself when i cough or sneeze?

How can I keep from wetting myself when i cough or sneeze?

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

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I keep wetting my pants in public what can I do to stop embarrassing myself?

I keep wetting my pants in public what can I do to stop embarrassing myself?

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

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Keep wetting myself when I have a cough how can I help it?

Keep wetting myself when I have a cough how can I help it?

See a gynecologist: who can do several tests to see where the weakness is in the system and advise you on approaches to this, which is called "stress incontinence". ...Read more

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Why does my 10-year-old daughter keep having accidents and wetting herself?

Why does my 10-year-old daughter keep having accidents and wetting herself?

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

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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

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 more

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I have Ben wetting my self?

I have Ben wetting my self?

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

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How to wake up before ever wetting the bed?

How to wake up before ever wetting the bed?

Alarm: The best and most tried and true solution is a bed wetting alarm. Generally resolves the issue in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I help a child stop wetting the bed?

How do I help a child stop wetting the bed?

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

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What do you suggest if my child is 8 and wetting the bed?

What do you suggest if my child is 8 and wetting the bed?

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

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I am purposely wetting myself and want to stop please help me?

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

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Why is my son still wetting the bed? What can he take for this?

Why is my son still wetting the bed? What can he take for this?

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

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How do you stop a child from wetting the bed if he's 6 years old?

How do you stop a child from wetting the bed if he's 6 years old?

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

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Started wetting the bed again all of the sudden. What should I do?

Started wetting the bed again all of the sudden. What should I do?

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

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What are possible reasons a 32 yr old woman would start wetting the bed?

What are possible reasons a 32 yr old woman would start wetting the bed?

Nocturia: Some medications cause this effect. Sometimes bad bladder infections can cause this. Diabetes would be a rare possibility. ...Read more

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Boy almost 16 started wetting the bed. Lives with grandma. Is this normal?

Boy almost 16 started wetting the bed. Lives with grandma. Is this normal?

No: Starting bedwetting at this age is not normal. Causes include physical problems. Also secondary to emotional stresses. ...Read more

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I've been constantly wetting my pants with no warning, what could be wrong?

I've been constantly wetting my pants with no warning, what could be wrong?

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 more

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