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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)

Children that urinate involuntarily during the nighttime have bedwetting, this is something that 15% of children >5yo can still do. By 10yo 95% of children are dry at night. Less than 1% ...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?

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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We have a young child that suffers from enuresis, is there a cure?

We have a young child that suffers from enuresis, is there a cure?

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 more

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Can having nocturnal enuresis just b psyhcologicol if everything else is ruled out?

Yes: But this does not make it any less troublesome. We have treatments that may help. Speak to your dr. ...Read more

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Is it really weird for someone to have nocturnal enuresis (night time bedwetting) at age 15?

Is it really weird for someone to have nocturnal enuresis (night time bedwetting) at age 15?

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 more

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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 more

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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?

Urologist: Nocturnal enuresis beginning in adulthood is always abnormal. It may be secondary to many conditions. An example would be sleep apnea. Post-void dribbling, while common, also is not normal. You should be fully evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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What exactly is enuresis?

Urinate Involuntary: Passage of urine without subject's knowledge, nocturnal if at night, diurnal if by day. ...Read more

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What is the best way to end enuresis?

What is the best way to end enuresis?

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 more

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What is the best way to stop enuresis?

What is the best way to stop enuresis?

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 more

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