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Is enuresis more common in boys or girls?

Is enuresis more common in boys or girls?

Boys: Night-time enuresis is somewhat more common boys for unknown reasons, until adulthood when, although uncommon, is more common in females. Boys also tend to train later than girls. Parents of either sex, who had nocturnal enuresis commonly pass this on to their children, approximately 25% for one parent, 50-80% if both parents wet. ...Read more

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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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When should bedwetting stop in boys (enuresis)?

When should bedwetting stop in boys (enuresis)?

"Should" is wrong ?: Up to 15% of boys wet their beds from as little as once/month to multiple times every night. Resolves in about 15%/year without treatment. Many factors involved including genetic, maturity of nerves involved, depth of sleep, overall fluid intake etc. Advise 1) limit fluids after supper 2) awaken to toilet 1-2 hours after going to sleep 3) try bedwetting alarm after age-7-years.Above all sympathize. ...Read more

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Is there any research that connects enuresis to bladdercancer?

Is there any research that connects enuresis to bladdercancer?

Bed Wetting is: "enuresis", and is consdered an issue under neuro-pschological control, and only rarely from a physical cause. While there are rare pediatric bladder tumors (rhabdomyosarcomas), the frequency of transitional cell adult tumors rises with age, tobacco use, exposure to schistosomiasis h., chronic catheterization. No link to bed wetting. ...Read more

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What does primary enuresis mean?

What does  primary enuresis mean?

Primary enuresis: Means that person has never stayed dry through the night since birth vs a secondary enuresis where person had been dry for at leats 6-12 months during the night and then returns to wetting bed. ...Read more

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Is enuresis and encopresis related? Please advise!

Sometimes: You can have both or just one or the other. See your doctor if you have either or both for an evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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I was wondering is enuresis and encopresis related?

Can be: Encopresis is most often resulted from chronic constipation. Large stool masses in lower abdomen often compress the bladder leading to enuresis. ...Read more

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Is nocturnal enuresis an obsessive compulsion disorder?

Not generally: In general this is unconscious behavior and not part of the OCD spectrum. ...Read more

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Is nocturnal enuresis a type of obsessive compulsion disorder?

No: Nocturnal enuresis is not a purposeful behavior. It is not under the control of the person that has it. ...Read more

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What are the known causes for adult primary nocturnal enuresis?

Genetic or hormonal: Are known causes. Increased incidence of primary enuresis in children of bedwetters & is 20-25% if 1 parent & >70% if both parents had pne. Many studies from denmark have shown an abnormal circadian rhythm for antidiuretic hormone in many bedwetters. ADH (vasopressin) cntrols reabsorbtion of filtered water within the kidney. Low ADH (vasopressin) means less filtered water is reabsorbed & increased nocturnal urine production. ...Read more

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