Mayo Clinic Connect
Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician, Erin Kieley, pediatric physical therapist, and Dr. Candace Granberg, pediatric urologist, talk about bowel and bladder dysfunction in children.
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How can I access the entire video? I was only able to see about 10 minutes of the discussion.
13 years boy rarly has dry night, his doctor started him on vasopressin but sometimes the medication is not available for him, what's the prognosis as general for cases like him and how about the safety of vasopressin. He has very deep sleep.
Hi @eadutton, We will update the page later today with the full video. Apologies for the delay.
Is bed wetting 1-2/month typical at 8 years old? If not, what can be done to help?
Hi, @luvfmam. Here is a response from Erin, pediatric physical therapist, that you may find helpful: Bed wetting 1 – 2 times per month is not unusual for kids below age 10. Setting a potty-schedule every 2 – 3 hours throughout the daytime to pee (or at least attempt to pee), making sure the child is drinking water throughout the daytime, stopping fluid intake 2 hours before bedtime, eating lots of healthy fruits and vegetables, and make sure the child is listening and responding to his/her body’s urges to pee/poop as soon as the urge is sensed are all basic things that can set the stage for success and dryness at night.
7 y/o girl wets herself during the day fairly consistently, seems to have few body cues (e.g. recognizing when she needs to urinate, recognizing when she is hungry), wears a diaper to bed b/c doesn't wake up at all to use the bed a night, and is behind on reading at school, though exceeds school's recommendations for listening to others reading out loud and other auditory literacy activities. Parent has asked who she should ask for help – what kind of doctor, specialist, or program might help understand the range of needs this girl has?
Hi, @mageencaines. Here is a response from Erin, pediatric physical therapist, that you may find helpful: With regard to daytime urinary leaks, the child would benefit from a set voiding schedule throughout the day (every 2 – 3 hours) and discussion with the child’s primary care doctor about daytime and night time leaks would be warranted. If further assessment is recommended by primary care, then a referral to a pediatric urologist should be considered.
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts with fellow Connect members. Has limiting liquids before bedtime and using the bathroom just before bed worked for you and the child in your family?
I wanted to let you know that the full video about Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction in Children has been uploaded, and is available for viewing on this page.
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