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my dd wets herself a lot, both at night and in the day, and has always had this tendency. She has been tested for urine infections many times and always been clear. She does sometimes refuse to go to the toilet when we ask her to go (and if we don't ask, she doesn't go at all), not wanting to interrupt what she's doing. It's just a little bit coming out.<br>
My homeopathic dr ,using a pendulum, came up with phosphorus, which she is taking. It seems to be a bit stress related (ie she didn't do it so often during the summer), but not entirely.<br>
A urinologist has suggested we go into hospital and check whether it's a reflex thing, the urine going the wrong way, then leaking (??) - it means a night in hospital. I am convinced it's something to do with her sensitivity, her weak spot. dh wants to exclude physical causes.<br>
Anyone got any experience with this??<br>
oh, it also doesn't seem to bother her when she's wet.<br>
thanks for any help
 

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Hi, I don't have any experience with this directly, just an idea that may help.<br><br>
We see a <b>family chiropractor</b> (she treats newborns on up) who is AWESOME. I have heard that chiropractor adjustments help stop nighttime bedwetting. I believe it.<br><br>
DS used to poop every 2-3 days. I never liked that. After his weekly adjustment, he now poops every day, very regularly.<br><br>
We see her once a week. I was having knee pain and she said my hip was out of alignment.... now my toes point out straight (she was right) and no more pain!<br><br>
So ask around for some referrals. She's wonderful because she's a mother of 3 and always takes time to get down to my son's level and talk to him first - she's very warm. He didn't like the adjustments at first, but now he does. <b>"I love adjustments."</b><br><br>
All chiropractors do is feel around the body for blockages around the neck/spine/nervous system. If something is pinched (nerve) then perhaps that would explain why something isn't working as it should. If she finds something out of whack (and she always does with us) she'll adjust it, opening it up, for optimal functioning.<br><br>
So that's just my idea. Hopefully there are others.
 

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My 4 yo dd had a similar urinary problem earlier this year. She started peeing herself all of a sudden. Sometimes it was just enough to dampen her panties & other times it was a whole bladder full. I finally took her to our ped's partner (because I thought she'd feel more comfortable with a woman). She said that it's common in this age group for kids to hold it when they have to go & sometimes that causes the muscles that control urine flow to spasm. She said to push lots of fluids & we used Ditropan for 5 days to stop the spasming. That stopped it & she hasn't had trouble for a few months now. I know that when one of my boys had some similar pooping issues, the ped did comment that it can often be stress induced, so maybe the urinary problem can be as well.
 

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Did you follow the urologist's recommendation to have your daughter tested for reflux? If not, I'd recommend doing that.<br><br>
Also, I strongly recommend that you start keeping a log of when she wets herself and when she actually pees on the toilet. Does it happen only during the day, or is it both day and night? How long does she go between peeing? When does she wet herself versus pee on the toilet?<br><br>
Your urologist will need to know the answers to those questions. Having as specific information as possible will really help him/her out. For example: "Dd tends to hold her urine at night, but she wets herself on average about 2-4 times during her waking hours, with those time tending to be spread out throughout the day but sometimes more prevalent in the evening," versus "I dunno - she just seems to wet herself all the time."<br><br>
Having that information will accomplish a couple goals. First, it will help the doc rule in or out physical causes. Second, if it is in fact behavioral, you'll need to have a good handle on exactly how the problem is manifesting itself in order to fix it.<br><br>
good luck!
 

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My 5 year old daughter was having several wet accidents a day (80% of the time) until we realized that she is lactose intolerant. Once we adjusted her diet, she had full bladder (and bowel) control for the first time.
 

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Thanks everyone, particularly marlena for reminding me to be precise!<br>
We are going to check the reflux thing on monday. I am a bit worried about it myself as Polish hospitals are not generally friendly places. It's more of a problem for me than for her though, it seems.<br>
She has been wetting herself nearly every night since starting school again, but now she goes in school and wets herself once or twice in the afternoon.<br>
I remind her to go, but I don't want it to become a power struggle if she refuses, so sometimes I leave it to her and then regret it when she wets herself again...<br>
mil says it's about her getting cold and we should 'dress her' more warmly. I think that she knows herself when she is cold...
 
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