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Is bedwetting such a big deal? Depends seem pretty good.

Is bedwetting such a big deal? Depends seem pretty good.

To each their own: They are ok if depends are ok with you. Good luck. ...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


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What is a good way to help a child stop bedwetting ?

What is a good way to help a child stop bedwetting ?

Depends upon age +: Motivation. 1) stop fluids after supper, 2) toilet about 2 hours aftr bed, this involves waking & is ok, 3) keep a wetting diary + star chart for dry nights. 4)bedwetting alarm, this trains brain to reacto "full or need to urinate, nerve signals from bladder.5) if older than 7-years, and above not working, consult with dr. With enuresis interest, pediatrician, family dr. Or pediatric urologist. ...Read more

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What is a good recommended way to help a child stop bedwetting ?

What is a good recommended way to help a child stop bedwetting ?

Bedwetting alarms: These have been shown to be very effective in helping stop bedwetting. Other ideas are to lessen the amount of fluid your child drinks before bed, or to have scheduled awakenings during the night and take a trip to the bathroom. Talk to your pediatrician to make sure there is not a medical condition causing the bedwetting. ...Read more

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How to stop bedwetting ?

How to stop bedwetting ?

Very difficult: Bedwetting (enuresis) indicates that the control mechanisms of the automatic (autonomic) nervous system are irritable. This can be induced easily by poor diet, particularly the intake of sugar. Voluntary control comes with normal maturation (i.e. Growing up) and that demands good body/brain chemistry. ...Read more

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How to avoid bedwetting?

How to avoid bedwetting?

Alarms, timed voids: Bed wetting is a common problem that almost always resolves. There are options such as alarm systems and timed voiding which can be tried at home. For occasions such as a sleepover when a patient may need to guarantee they will stay dry, there is a medication that can be used. Your doctor can help assess for medical causes of bed wetting and give advice on using the other options mentioned here. ...Read more

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When is bedwetting abnormal?

Usually never: Isolated bedwetting is rarely "abnormal" but it can be very socially stigmatizing. Bedwetting occurs in normal people at rates of 15% of 5 y/o, 5% of 10 y/o, and 1% of 18 y/o. It is considered abnormal if it recurs after a prolonged absence (no wetting for more than 6 months) or if it associated with any other neurologic problem, urinary infections, pain, daytime incontinence, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause bedwetting in adults?

UTI, small bladder &: Diabetes melitus, reverse circadian rythmn (producing more urine at night than by day. Diabetes insipidus, renal or central where kidneys lose ability to concentrate urine & thus too much urine is produced. Multiple sclerosis, neurogenic bladder dysfunction. All are among causes. Suggest you see a urologist. ...Read more

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What can be done for teenage bedwetting?

What can be done for teenage bedwetting?

The following: 1st restrict fluid intake after supper or early evening. Best chance for cure is bedwetting alarm, this is a device inducing a conditioning reflex. Child should be woken if he/she does not wake with alarm. In time child will percieve sensation of bladder fullness, like during the day, to which brain fails to respond in bedwetters. Ddavp (desmopressin) used as stop gap measure to reduce nocturnal urine production. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to bedwetting?

Boys more than girls: Girls tend to achieve night-time dryness earlier than boys and hence boys are more prone to bedwetting than girls. Bedwetting is uncommon in adults, however is > common in women than in men. Children with developmental delay, down syndrome, diabetes insipidus and following bladder reconstructive surgery are all more prone to bedwetting. ...Read more

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Is there a gentle way to treat bedwetting?

Is there a gentle way to treat bedwetting?

Yes: 1) restrict all fluids after evening meal. 2) try waking a couple of hours after going to bed. 3) try a bedwetting alarm 4) desmopressin (ddavp) medication at night. 4) avoid urodynamic studies or cystoscopy. 5) possibly long acting anticholinergic medication if subject has a small functional bladder capacity. 6) Imipramine (tofranil). ...Read more

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