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My son is 6 and still wets the bed every nite, regardless if he has had anything to drink a few hours prior or not. Waking him up to pee doesn't help:(!

My son is 6 and still wets the bed every nite, regardless if he has had anything to drink a few hours prior or not. Waking him up to pee doesn't help:(!

Cause?: Your son may have urinary tract problem in which case seeing a urologist is warranted. He may have a psychological problem, and need counseling or medications. There may be other physiologic reasons. Start with your pediatrician. He/she may provide the help you need, or have recommendations of other specialists who can help. ...Read more

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My son is 8 years old and still wets the bed. If he doesn't drink anything before bed and I wake him to use bathroom he is ok.Small bladder? Solution?

My son is 8 years old and still wets the bed. If he doesn't drink anything before bed and I wake him to use bathroom he is ok.Small bladder? Solution?

Euresis Alarm & Meds: What you are don is working.As he gets older he will be dry
If he continues and your doctor has ruled out any anatomical abnormalities and it continues there are other options
Bladder Streching Exercises
Enuresis Alarm
Meds
Discuss with child's Pediatrician
Keep doing what you are doing ...Read more

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What does a sagging kidney in a child mean my son is nine and he still wets the bed recently it has been extremely dark in color and smells really bad, they did bloodwork and ruled out his liver, but further testing has said he has a spastic bladder, and

What does a sagging kidney in a child mean my son is nine and he still wets the bed recently it has been extremely dark in color and smells really bad, they did bloodwork and ruled out his liver, but further testing has said he has a spastic bladder, and

Nephroptosis : Nephroptosis is also called a “sagging kidney”. The kidney could be floating or loose and as a result it can drop down lower in the abdominal cavity. Nephroptosis can be asymptomatic or it can cause problems like urinary tract infections (having a urgent need to go or having to urinate more often). Sometimes it can be a cause for nausea, vomiting, constipation or a full or heavy feeling abdomen. Sometimes it can even lead to problems with sleep or dizziness. It is good that you are having him thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a 7 year old son who still wets his bed, what should I do?

I have a 7 year old son who still wets his bed, what should I do?

Evaluation: Nothing to drink for 2 hours before bedtime, make sure he empties his bladder just before going to bed. You can also try an alarm that will wake him at the first sign of wetness. There is a medication as well that can be tried but it would be best for him to be formally evaluated by his pediatrician first. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My son is 8 years and is still can't control his urine when he sleeps and wakes up everyday with his bed wet... How can I fix this?

My son is 8 years and is still can't control his urine when he sleeps and wakes up everyday with his bed wet... How can I fix this?

Stepwise: Firstly: not your child's fault. Stop fluids after supper and toilet couple of hours after child goes to sleep (if u can). After age 7 try bedwetting alarm, proven best method to cure problem. Alarm is conditioning reflex device so that child will eventually "hear" alarm before after brain detects message that bladder is full and wake or know to hold it. Then medication, ie desmopressin ok 4 use. ...Read more

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My 5yr old son urinates in bed every night. Although we do not give him mik at night or let him drink water at night. Still he wets his bed daily.

My 5yr old son urinates in bed every night. Although we do not give him mik at night or let him drink water at night. Still he wets his bed daily.

See doctor for worku: He probably is a bed wetter.There is usually a family history of bed wetting. You can try various measures to try to have him stay dry. Have him double urinate before bed time. Cut fluids off several hours before bed time. Take to the washroom before going to bed. Get an alarm system to wake him. When all else fails, ask your doctor for medication to help him stop wetting. Your doctor will want to. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for a seven- year-old to still wet the bed?

Is it abnormal for a seven- year-old to still wet the bed?

See below: Most children can take up to 6 years of age to achieve night time dryness. So your child is out of the range of normal. However, some people can wet the bed into teen years. If your child is otherwise healthy, this will resolve with time. There is a medication available to help provide dry nights. However, it is not a cure. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son is still wetting the bed what can I do to help him?

My 9 year old son is still wetting the bed what can I do to help him?

Bed wetting: If this has always been the case, i would consult a pediatric urologist. Some behavioral modification therapy and possible medications would help. If this is a new symptom it is very abnormal and could indicate a serious problem. These includes diabetes, kidney malfunction, pituitary problems, bladder or spinal cord issues. See your primary care doctor immediately. ...Read more

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My almost 8yr old son, Anthoni, is wetting the bed at night still, what can I do to help him and stop this?

My almost 8yr old son, Anthoni, is wetting the bed at night still, what can I do to help him and stop this?

Prob. Developmental: Like many things in life when you are "dry" at night is under genetic control. Assuming that you are still with the genetic father you can ask your mother-in-law when his dad was fully dry at night. His dad might not tell you because he is ashamed but it's genetic. That's like being ashamed of your height. Also under genetic control. There are medicines that help but first get the history. ...Read more

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My son used too wet his bed until he was 14. I'm glad it finely stopped, for his sake. He is now 18 and had 1 episode. Will it start again?

My son used too wet his bed until he was 14. I'm glad it finely stopped, for his sake. He is now 18 and had 1 episode. Will it start again?

If he does see doc: Having achieved a prolonged period of bladder control it would be unusual for him to start back down the path to continuous bed wetting unless a new problem arose (infection, bladder spasms, etc.), .A single episode deserves monitoring but does not necessarily mean a return to chronic control issues. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son still pees in his bed what should I do?

My 8 year old son still pees in his bed what should I do?

Do not worry: Night time enuresis is common. Usually there is a first degree relative (parent, aunt, uncle, cousin) who also we t the bed. After age 7 the best treatment I have found is a bed wetting alarm. Available at medical supply places, it still has the best track record for resolving this issue. ...Read more

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My 17 month old son just ran through my freshly mopped still wet floor spic n span could that absorb in his skin and hurt him?

My 17 month old son just ran through my freshly mopped still wet floor spic n span could that absorb in his skin and hurt him?

No: When things like that happen, a parent can just wash the child off in the sink or in the tub. There should be no problem. ...Read more

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My son is 15 years old and is still wetting the bed almost every night. I have also found cups of urine under his bed or in the closet. Help please!

My son is 15 years old and is still wetting the bed almost every night. I have also found cups of urine under his bed or in the closet. Help please!

Bell and Alarm: Not uncommon for kids even as old as 15 to still wet the bed. It is a sleep problem where they are so deep in sleep they do not recognize the need to urinate. You can order underwear off the net with an alrm that goes off the second the underwear is wet. This will train him to awake and pee, but it takes 2 full weeks to learn this association. Have his urine screened for infection/diabetes. ...Read more

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Why is my son still wetting the bed? What can he take for this?

Why is my son still wetting the bed? What can he take for this?

How old?: How old is your son? Is this primary or secondary enuresis, meaning has he ever had period of 1 month or more without any accidents? About 15% of 5 y/o and 5% of 10 y/o still wet the bed. Typically do nothing until about 8 y/o. Potty alarm clock has shown to be effective. Although there are daily medications that can be used, it is not favored in general. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old son has been potty trained for years but has wet the bed 4 times this week. What is going on?

My 5 yr old son has been potty trained for years but has wet the bed 4 times this week. What is going on?

Probably normal: Many children, up yo age 5 or 6 years "relepse" and have a few wet nights. Your son may have started to drink a lot beforegoing to bed. May be excessively tired and thus not have the sensation of a full bladder. Certainly have his urine checked in case of infection, however his urine would likely have a strong odor if infected. Utis in 5-y-o boys is quite rare. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old son has been potty trained for years but has wet the bed 4 times this week. What could it be?

My 5 yr old son has been potty trained for years but has wet the bed 4 times this week. What could it be?

Normal : Occasional bed wetting can still be normal in a five yr old. Sometimes a change in sleep circumstances can lead to wetting, e.g., high level of exercise leading to increased depth of sleep , ingesting a great deal of fluids (as in a hot summer) before bedtime, drinking caffeinated beverages, nightmares. If the wetting persists, check it out with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a son who is nine years old now and still bed wetting.What should I do?

I have a son who is nine years old now and still bed wetting.What should I do?

Assist or fix: Bed wetting until 9 puts a kid in a lonely 1-2 %. Usually 1 or both parents had some delay & many of these kids have longstanding issues with stool retention/irregularity & or other problems. If your dr has skills in this area s/he can start you through the process of aiding or fixing the issue. The greatest indicator for success is a kid that has asked for help staying dry. ...Read more

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My son 13 mths old, was diagnosed with croupe March 1 & only one episode of stridor. Nofever until today. ( seven days later).102.9 with wet cough. ?

My son 13 mths old, was diagnosed with croupe March 1 & only one episode of stridor. Nofever until today. ( seven days later).102.9 with wet cough. ?

Cough and fever: could be a new viral illness, but if your child had continued nasal congestion and mild cough following the croup on March 1, then he may have a secondary bacterial infection and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My seven year old son got three penicillin injections in his butt cheeks two weeks ago and still he has a hard lump under his skin is it normal❓?

My seven year old son got three penicillin injections in his butt cheeks two weeks ago and still he has a hard lump under his skin is it normal❓?

Lump at site of inje: It is not normal but it happens often, apply warm compresses with gentle massage several time daily , that will help to resolve the lumps, good luck. ...Read more

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My son has mild jaundice, now 2 weeks his age and still didn't go. Weight still same as 2.7 kg. Wet diapers 4 per day. Stool irregular. Exc breast milk?

My son has mild jaundice, now 2 weeks his age and still didn't go. Weight still same as 2.7 kg. Wet diapers 4 per day. Stool irregular. Exc breast milk?

Probably OK: Probably a normal situation as breast fed babise are often a bit jaundiced with no probelms. Best to check with your pediatrician however. ...Read more

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Why does my son wet the bed, wake up crying, and have bad anxiety attacks?

Why does my son wet the bed, wake up crying, and have bad anxiety attacks?

Good question: To answer this, one must know his history, medical and social as well as what is going on in his life at this time. I would suggest you start with his primary care physician and/or find a mental health professional who works with individuals of his age group. ...Read more

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Son had a thyroglossal duct cyst removed and still has stitches in. He accidentally got them very wet. Is this a problem?

Son had a thyroglossal duct cyst removed and still has stitches in.  He accidentally got them very wet.  Is this a problem?

Probably not...: Dry the area, keep it clean - as best you can with a 5 year old :) - and continue to monitor for signs of infection at the incision site. If you notice any increase in redness or discharge, contact the surgeon. The skin heals relatively quickly. ...Read more

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My almost two month old son is only pooping once a day and sometimes misses a day. He is still eating fine, lots of wet diapers and still happy as can?

My almost two month old son is only pooping once a day and sometimes misses a day. He is still eating fine, lots of wet diapers and still happy as can?

Breast or formula ?: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more

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MY 17 MONTH OLD SON FELL OFF THE BED A DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY AND HAS A BUMP ON HIS FOREHEAD..NO VOMIITING..HE SEEMS FINE BUT THE BUMP IS STILL THERE,SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?

MY 17 MONTH OLD SON FELL OFF THE BED  A DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY AND HAS A BUMP ON HIS FOREHEAD..NO VOMIITING..HE SEEMS FINE BUT THE BUMP IS STILL THERE,SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?

No, if fall observed: or heard and he was not knocked unconscious but immediately cried vigorously and was successfully comforted. If unobserved, see your PCP for evaluation. The lump itself is not a worry— it is a hematoma caused by bleeding under the skin from injured blood vessels. The blood will be reabsorbed. ...Read more

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2 month old son fell off bed light red bruise on bottom of his head right above neck it's been a month and it's still their. Why?

2 month old son fell off bed light red bruise on bottom of his head right above neck it's been a month and it's still their. Why?

Are you sure?: Are you sure it wasn't there before? It sounds like a "stork bite." it is very common for babies/kids to have a light red splotch on the nape of the neck. However, when a 2 month old falls off anything he should be seen/examined by his pediatrician asap. Please take him in and have his doctor look at the red mark - if it's not a 'stork bite' it shouldn't be there a month after the fall. ...Read more

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My son and I were playing on my bed and he fell and hit me in the mouth and now my front right tooth still hurts and it happened about a week ago?

My son and I were playing on my bed and he fell and hit me in the mouth and now my front right tooth still hurts and it happened about a week ago?

Dental injury: If your tooth continues to hurt, you need to get it checked by a dentist or your PCP. Ibuprofen may give temporary relief if you have no allergy to it. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old son having frequent urination with no pain and no fever. And has abnormally wet the bed what could be causing these symptoms?

My 6 yr old son having frequent urination with no pain and no fever. And has abnormally wet the bed what could be causing these symptoms?

Several things.: The first thought that came to my mind was diabetes. Frequent urination and urinating at night can be presenting symptoms. Diabetes in a 6 year old is serious. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My son is 8 diagnosed with ADHD and on meds. He is having bed wetting issues and taking desmopressin .2mg 3 tablets nightly still no luck! suggestions?

My son is 8 diagnosed with ADHD and on meds. He is having bed wetting issues and taking desmopressin .2mg 3 tablets nightly still no luck! suggestions?

Several: Alternatives include Imipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant given before bed. Been used for decades. Also there are alarm pads that signal if even a drop of urine is passed. Make sure to limit fluids after dinner. Make sure he goes to the bathroom before bed. You might consider getting him up to use the bathroom before you go to bed. ...Read more

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16 yr old son wet the bed about 2weeks ago and again this week. He said the first time he was dreaming he was grinding teeth. Could this be a seizure?

16 yr old son wet the bed about 2weeks ago and again this week. He said the first time he was dreaming he was grinding teeth. Could this be a seizure?

? seizure: It is unusual for someone his age to start wetting the bed at night. Seizures do occur at night. The only clue may be loss of bladder control during the night. Speak to your doctor. He may refer you to a neurologist and get a sleep deprived electroencephalogram or possibly an all night sleep study. ...Read more