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Wetting The Bed On Purpose
Depends: Enuresis is relatively common. Most people outgrow it by 13 yrs old. Time is the safest treatment. Medications sometimes are helpful. There are several choices. Ddavp (desmopressin) is helpful, as is tofranil (imipramine). Fluid restriction and use of alarm blankets can be helpful as well. Check with your doctor for the option that is best for you. ...Read more
Bed wetting: Has she always wet the bed (never dry for a few months)? If so, her body may not be mature yet. Don't punish her (she isn't doing this purposefully). Talk with your doctor about enuresis alarms which can help train her to wake up when she needs to pee. If she has been dry before, but not now, she could have an infection- see your doctor. ...Read more
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DDAVP (desmopressin) and ...: It appears your child has never achieved bladder control since birth (primary enuresis). Children with primary enuresis often respond well to ddavp(urine concentrating hormone). In case of poor response, alarm device attachable to underwear would be next treatment option which provides higher success rate. Consult your pediatrician for further details. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: The cause can include a kidney defect, bladder too small or infection, immature sensations and more. Chronic constipation can also play a role. Only after a good evaluation by the kids doc can you move to treatments. There are meds for short term help, wetting alarms that train the kid, and bladder scheduled emptying that may all help over time. ...Read more
Treatments include:: Motivational therapy-involving parents encouraging and reinforcing a child's sense of control over bed-wetting. Moisture alarms-detect wetness in the child's underpants during sleep and sound an alarm to wake the child. Desmopressin and tricyclic antidepressants- meds to increase the amount of urine that the bladder can hold or decrease the amount of urine released by the kidneys. ...Read more
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. This includes diabetes, kidney malfunction, pituitary problems, bladder or spinal cord issues. See your primary care doctor immediately. ...Read more
Bed wetting: at age 8 , a bit comp!ex approach and you need professional help, start with his pediatrician who may refer to other specialist (s) as psychiatrist, neurologist or a urologist. Meanwhile, start simple maneuvers which may help control the problem: avoid constipation, caffeinated beverages, no oral fluids 2 hours b4 bedtime, and empty bladder prior, rewards for dry nights, no comment for wet nights ...Read more
It ain't early: You have a disease-addiction! I suspect that this is chronic in your case. So why the bladder problems? If you're female, loss of normal neurological inhibition due to your drug abuse leads to relaxation of bladder muscles with the expected results. Failure to heed the warning signs of body function deterioration shows denial, ignorance or lack logical thought. Have you hit bottom yet? Probably no. ...Read more
I would never go : Right to psychological causes in an adult. Encourage you to be evaluated medically by your doctor or a urologist. By the way, very much alcohol use? I work with a military population and occasionally see a male adult with nocturnal enuresis related to extreme stress. All medical causes need to ruled out before evaluating for psych issues. No — I don't think you are sick in the head. Take care. ...Read more
Why is my 8 yr granddaughter still wetting the bed at night? She wears a pull up and always wets it.
My sister is 13 and she is still wetting the bed is that normal/healthy, is it dangerous please help?
No, continued bed: Wetting at age 13 is not normal. I hope that your parents take her to see her doctor for eval. ...Read more
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
20, recently started wetting the bed only when slept on memory foam. Has happened 4 times since feb. Something wrong with bladder? Nver happened befor
Enuresis: Go see your doctor for complete evaluation. Any new aches & pains? Numbness, tingling or weakness? Spinal cord injury can cause this. New medications (both prescription & otc)? Herbs? Dietary supplements? Anticholinergic side effects include urinary retention leading to overflow incontinence. New stress in your life? Surgeries? New conditions/diseases? Diabetes can make you urinate more than usual. ...Read more
Completely safe: 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 (desmopressin) 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 more
Alarm clock: After the age of 8 it may be worth using an enuresis alarm clock. This alarm clock goes off when the pt gets wet. It works over time, training the patient to feel their bladder filling up. Make sure the child does not feel humiliated, it is not their fault. 10% of 10 y/o still wet the bed. Other techniques like limiting fluids at night, punishing pt will not help. ...Read more
Bed wetting alarm: Roughly 15% of normal kids her age wet the bed. The safest most effective means of treating this is an enuresis alarm with no side effects, no copays, and no side effects. Medications can help control this problem, not cure it. If she has bothersome daytime problems or a history of urinary infections, see your provider. ...Read more
Bedwetting: Hi, this situation is stressful for your daughter and your family. I agree that a psychologic evaluation is in order. I also would have a thorough physical exam done by a pediatrician and perhaps a urologist. Depending on the exam findings there are some medications and other treatments that can help. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm wetting my bed at night, I did a little as a child but now I wake up and im socked in urine, help me!
Can anything be done to help an elderly person who's wetting the bed profusely at night? She is very confused?
My 3yr old daughter is wetting the bed everynight even though she gets changed 3 times at night what could be causing this?
Very upset. Mom said aides were mean to her about wetting bed. She slept and did not signal for help to br but at 90+ should she?
This is elder abuse: Needs to be reported. Aides should be reported or sacked. This is terrible and should not be tolerated. May have to consider moving to a better facility unless authorities fail to take cation. Please report to authorities and require protection for your mom against any possible retaliation by the aides. ...Read more
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