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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have urine problem, 30-45 minutes I have to sit for urine, also I have bedwetting problem, my urine not come in one way, its come in two position, tellme?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A CAREFUL EVAL: A careful evaluation is in order. Bedwetting in an older child may be a sign of stress. Family situation should be evaluated (in older child school also). Or the young child may be devekopmentally normal. You want to be clear about why you approach bedwetting with meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adult or child?: Bedwetting alarm is the most effective long-term cure for bedwetting in child age>7-yrs + stop fluids after evening meal. 3 types of pill used:- 1) evening DDAVP pills 1 - 3 x 0.2mg reduces urine production at night. 2) long-acting anticholinergic meds like Oxybutynin er, Detrol la, vesicare etc. Increase functionla bladder capacity. 3)imipramine reduces depth of sleep + is a mild anticholinergic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bed wetting alarm: The safest most effective means of treating mono symptomatic bed wetting is the enuresis alarm. It has no side effects, requires no monthly copays, and never expires. It will cure about 85% of pts who awaken. Ddavp is the most commonly prescribed medication for this condition and is relatively safe but can lead to water intoxication and electrolyte abnormalities among other side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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