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Can autism, mild or not, cause incontinence like bedwetting?

Can autism, mild or not, cause incontinence like bedwetting?

A Urine Problem....: The simple answer is that is it not likely. It is important to work up the person like anyone else. Incontinence can be a behavioral problem which can be indirectly related to high functioning autism. This requires a detailed psychosocial history. If all tests of the urine and bladder and kidneys are normal seeing a urologist for more detailed evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Is bed wetting a sign of stress?

Is bed wetting a sign of stress?

No: This would not be a common sign of stress. In a young child, you can see bed wetting into teens. Concerning things would be daytime wetting, new onset of bed wetting, or recurrence of wetting after a long period of dry nights. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is bed wetting a sign of stress?

Hello docs, is bed wetting a sign of stress?

Maybe: It can be if it is a new symptom. It could also be a bladder infection. If it is not new, then it is usually a delay in maturation of the nervous and urinary systems. Either way it can often be treated if you see the doctor. ...Read more

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Is bed wetting a sign of depression, anxiety and stress?

Is bed wetting a sign of depression, anxiety and stress?

It isn't a classic: Symptoms of any of these disorders. However, when significantly regressed (regardless of cause) it might occur. ...Read more

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How to stop adult bed wetting?

How to stop adult bed wetting?

Seek Urological: evaluation to determine the cause of nocturnal enuresis. ...Read more

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What leads to adult bed wetting, please help me?

What leads to adult bed wetting, please help me?

UTI,bladder prolapse: Neurologic or spinal problem. Needs to be evaluated ; hopefully treated. ...Read more

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What are causes of adult bed wetting? Trying to stop this from happening.

Are several, See MD: Some can be psychological. Others can be a sign of serious physical changes that require treatment. (a common example could be presentation of diabetes) A screening physical with associated labs can be an excellent start. This type of change in your life is new and potentially serious and should not be resorted to home remedies and self-diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are constipation & bed wetting related?

Are constipation & bed wetting related?

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

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


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