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When Is Bedwetting Abnormal
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
It depends...: Bedwetting is present in 10% of 6 year olds, 5% of 10 year olds and ~1% of teenagers. Simple treatment is decreasing afternoon/evening fluid intake, emptying bladder before bed, avoiding constipation, and avoiding bladder irritating drinks (water is best). Medications and bed-alarms are available. If daytime issues as well (urine leaks, urgency, frequency, infections) then see your doctor. ...Read more
Probably benign: Most normal people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused. This is worse when sleep deprived. Repeated movements of the legs is periodic leg movements of sleep, a variation of restless legs syndrome. This can make the legs and feet twitch hundreds of times in the night; it can be easily treated by prescription medication. ...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
Is coherent sleep-talking a sign of nocturnal seizures? Sometimes my speech is vulgar if that changes anything...
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Yes: Urinary incontince is defined as the involuntary loss of urine at any time. Thus wetting the bed, if involuntary, is a form of urinary incontinence. Total incontinence is defined as no control of urination as present in some people with spinal cord injuries. Stress urinary incontinence is defined as loss of urine with coughing, sneezing, jumping etc. Urge incontinence: you can't get to br in time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is this true if we masturbate nightfall(semen discharges at night when we are asleep) does not occur?
Becoming a man: If you do not have a partner, you will either masturbate or have nocturnal emissions ("nightfall"). Anybody who has told you that either of these is dangerous to your health is misinformed or worse. I'm going to trust that you're not obsessed with erotica to the point of missing out on other things you need to do. Dad might be a good guy to talk to about the whole process of becoming a man. ...Read more
Normal : Erections are known to occur in normal kids at any age including the newborn period. It is viewed as a curiosity of nature rather than anything worrisome. Discuss the issue with your babies doctor at a routine visit if you wish. ...Read more
My dad(55), is constantly sleeping. He is up for a couple of hours & then falls asleep. He is diabetic so is this normal or is this something alarming?
It may be all normal: It is all in your mind.Having normal sex including foreplay, and intercourse involves some effort but it is a pleasant experience.As long as you are in goog health and free from any medical condition, you should not have feeling of weaknes, nocturnal emission is is normal at any age but more common in teenage men.If you feel weak all the time get yourself checked by your doctor. ...Read more
My daughter is urinateing too much, means almost 2 to 3 times in night and her age is 3years. Is this issue serious? Or this is normal...
UTI ? ,irrritation ?: A kid who is newly up at night to urinate has something going on. This could be something as simple as soap irritation of her pee hole from a soapy bath.It could be a urinary tract infection, bladder spasms, or very early diabetes. I'd take her in tomorrow to her pcp or urgent care & have an exam & urine test done. ...Read more
What is abnormal blood sugar level during sleep in abnormal person without diabetes? Is it normal to wake up in the middle of the night with 69?
80-100: Hi, Thank you for your question. In a non-diabetic person not on insulin your sugar should maintain between 80-100 during all times of the day/night. You have nocturnal hypoglycemia and you should be evaluated. You can eat something with fat or protein and this will help you go back to sleep. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more
Disinhibition: Alcohol, especially in excess, leads to disinhibition. Personality traits such as rage that may be consciously controlled normally may become a problem when under the influence. It is important to seek professional help and limit alcohol use or abstain completely in this situation. ...Read more
Urine cultures: You would have to ask the lab what they mean, but usually this terminology applies to an organism not usually seen as a cause of UTI and may be a contaminant. Urine culture accuracy depends upon the way in which the specimen was collected (difficult in women), transported and cultured. Inaccuracies are common. Usually cultures are unnecessary and treatment is empirical. ...Read more