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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
"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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enuresis: Depends on age of child, how long it has been, if only at nite, and if no medical reasons for it, usual treatment is establishing regular urination routine plus use of DDAVP (desmopressin) as nose spray or pills to keep the kid dry. Consult the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No it is not: Nocturnal enuresis is a common problem. By age 6, 10% of boys still have bedwetting with a gradual reduction with age. If it's primary enuresis (never dry at night), it almost always resolves with time. I'd see your child's doctor and inquire about an enuresis alarm. They hasten the resolution of the problem in over 70% of kids. He may also check for uti, diabetes, and constipation as indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SAMI is 6 years old and has Nocturnal enuresis I don't know what to do to help him specially when this has become a psychological problem.
Enureisis: Did you discuss DDAVP (desmopressin) with your doctor? Enuresis is more common in boys and may go on till adolescence. DDAVP (desmopressin) can help in a majority of patients. See http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2003/0401/p1499.html http://www. Ucsfbenioffchildrens. Org/conditions/bedwetting/treatment. Html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 27 y/o male who a few yrs ago started having nocturnal enuresis about 1/yr. I also continue to dribble after voiding. What is going on?
Bedwetting alarm: Proven in numerous respected studies. However, need to be used correctly. 1) child must agree to use of alarm, 2) pep talk, like a sport's coach at bed-time about alarm & parents need to wake child to switch off alarm, if child fails to wake, and take child to bathroom, 3) avoid any blame, 4) give alarm at least 6 weeks of use every night before giving up, 5) continue using 4-6 weeks after success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
End enuresis: The method I have used successfully with my patients is as follows: 1. No liquids after 6:00 P.M. 2. Be sure child urinates before going to bed 3. Wake child up at 2:00 am and check if there has been bed wetting. If there is betting before this time on several occasions move time to 1:00 am 4. Be sure child urinates when you wake them. 5. Positive reinforcement 6. Possible combo of DDAVP (desmopressin) or othe. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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