If my child wets the bed, is this part of urinary incontinence?

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.
Children with allergies often breathe through their mouths during sleep. If they close their mouth while their nose is stopped up, they can't breathe and awaken briefly. Treating the allergies will sometimes stop bed wetting. One of the drugs prescribed to treat bed wetting is officially an antidepressant but was originally formulated from antihistamines so this might be why it works in some.
No. Many say that the child wets the bed because they are sleeping too soundly to get up. However if the child is actually sleeping soundly, the kidneys and bladder are turned off and there will be no reason to urinate. Often they are actually not sleeping soundly and awaken. They fall back to sleep but being awake for that short period, wakes up the kidneys and bladder and they wet the bed.

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Is it safe for a woman to put baby powder in her underwear for urinary incontinence?

Sure . That is not harmful. A better solution is to get your incontinence fixed. Medication can fix in some cases. Others require a very simple surgery called a urethral sling. Read more...

Since several months when going to urinate I find the undies a bit wet (few drops). I´m not aware of it till I see it. Could be urinary incontinence?

Maybe. It might be urinary incontinence or it might simply be that you did not wait long enough for the last few urethral drops of urine to evacuate before you wiped and left. If you are losing urine due to coughing, laughing, sneezing, or yoga position straining, then incontinence is more likely. Read more...

What can I do to solve urinary incontinence?

Simple stuff. Simply voiding on a schedule, say every 2 hours, whether you have an urge or not, will help many times. Also, performing structured pelvic muscle exercises (kegels) on a daily basis may help. See your doctor if symptoms worsen. Read more...
Type matters. If you have urge incontinence (leakage with the "gotta-go" feeling), then treatments include bladder training with diet modifications, medications, Botox injections into the bladder wall, or implanted neuromodulating devices. If you have stress incontinence (leakage with cough, lifting, exercise, laughing, etc), then treatments include kegel exercises, vaginal pessaries, or surgery. Read more...

How do you treat urinary incontinence in men?

Depends on cause. Urinary incontinence in men can result from different things. For instance, some men have leakage due to urinary retention leading to "overflow" incontience. Others may have overactive bladders causing urge incontience. Still others may have leakage results from surgery. Only a healthcare provider can help you determine what type of incontinence you have and how best to treat it. Read more...
Male incontinence. Depends on the cause. Should have a proper urologic work up to include cystoscopy and possibly urodynamics. Read more...

Can children experience urinary incontinence?

Don't know. I would refer you to our healthtaps pediatricians, please ask them. My practice is limited to adults and to surgery and self-healing meditation to treat cancers and chronic illnesses as a secondary support management of complementary medicine. I am sorry, i could not answer your question. Read more...
Yes. Children can experience urge incontinence, this may be a condition they're born with, or related to UTI (bladder infection) and is often associated with constipation. Children, esp heavy sleepers can experience incontinence at night or bedwetting. Athletic preteens and teens often experience incontinence with high impact sports- esp gymnastics, basketball and track. Read more...
Can affect all ages. Urinary incontinence is very common and there are many treatments available. The treatment depends on the cause of the leaking. Your gynecologist can do the necessary testing or refer you to someone who can more completely evaluate your symptoms. Read more...
Yes. More commonly children can become incontinent from a urinary tract infection. Recommend follow up with pediatrician or if continues a pediatric urologist. Read more...

What can I do regarding urinary incontinence in men?

Depends. It depends on the cause. I would recommend follow up with a urologist. Sometimes it can be kegel exercises, medication, or treated with a procedure. Recommend a full evaluation. Read more...
Need to see Doctor. Firstly, rinalysis in case incontinence is due to a urinary infection.Need to consult urologist it wetting isn't due to a UTI. Will include detailed medical history, complete physical examination including genitalia, abdomen, nervous system & digital rectal examination (for prostate).X-rays,Sonogram, Urodynamic studies may be indicated. May respond to medication, Kegel exercises & possibly surgery. Read more...