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Is Bed Wetting A Sign Of Autism
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
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
7 or 8 years: The first peak for children to stop bed wetting is age 3 - 4 years. Most pediatricians and pediatric urologists don't consider bedwellinf abnormal under 7 years. 85% of children are dry at night by age-5-years. At age 5 years you can start restricting fluids after supper +/or toileting the child when parents retire. Either or both these simple measures can make a difference between wet and dry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
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Primary or secondary: Primary bed-wetting has been present from birth & can be genetic (? Inherited), due to inadequate nocturnal antidiuretic hormone secretion causing xs nocturnal urine production, diabetes insipidus (inability to concentrate urine, small bladder or bladder reflux. Secondary adult onset enuresis could be from utis, diabetes mellitus, ms, spinal cord tethering, syrinx or cyst, lipoma or tumor of cord. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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