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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 2 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 2 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
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