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  • Bed wetting

    Bedwetting

    Bedwettting, sometimes referred to by doctors as 'enuresis', is one of those awkward, embarrassing, upsetting conditions that can seem to have no specific cause, especially in older kids. Read more →

  • Urinary Tract Infections

    Urinary Tract Infections

    UTIs are caused when bacteria gets into the urinary tract – the organs that enable the body to process and get rid of waste, including the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and the urethra. Read more →

    I have been In pain on the left side of my head/ear for the last two years after feeling something burst this side. I have had a CT Scan and there seems to be nothing showing on the scan causing the symptoms. Around four months ago I insisted swabs were taken and the doctors found I have had two different bacterial infections in my ear and nose. Which I was then treated with antibiotics for. The doctors think I may have glue ear/eustacian tube dysfunction in my left ear. I have a cough and been unable to clear my throat. My nose doesn't function very well, it doesn't produces any snot. I am allergic to penicillin so can only have certain antibiotics and the third lot of antibiotics I had this year has caused a rash all over my body which went down after a few days. I am currently waiting for a second ENT Consultant appointment. Is there anything I can do to reduce the frustration from the glue ear eustacian tube dysfunction? The only things I have found to help is to have a bath a couple of times a week in Epsom salts to help reduce the inflammation and to gargle with salt water and use Sterimar to clean my nose. I also find reducing the amount of dairy and sugar in my diet has also helped. I also have Bowen tecnique nearly every week and massage a couple of times a month. This helps the frustration a lot. I am 32 years old. Is there any thing else I could do?





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    hi, my 3 year old son's penis swells when he goes to the toilet i took him to our GP as i was concerned. it does'nt just swell a little bit the whole thing swells. he has been refered to a urinary consultant at alder hey.

    Hi! I'm a 14 year old girl, and as far I can say, I haven't had any of the aforementioned symptoms of UTI...here's the story: I went to my doctor's for a routine checkup, adn when they tested my urine sample, my doctor came back to me and asked me to do another test. So, three weeks later, I tested again, and this time, they sent it to a lab. I got a glimpse of the test order--the box checked was one for 'urinary culture and sensitivity'. On the bottom of the paper was a handwritten note that went SOMETHING like this: 'DX: ...Leukocutes'. I pressed my dad for answers, but he only said soemthing about glycerin in my urine. I looked up everything on the computer and came across UTI. Could somebody please tell me what's going on, even when nobody else will tell me? Knowing what's wrong would help me in s many ways. Thanks for reading this!





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    Around this age you should be encouraging you son to pull back his foreskin, no-one told me this until my son was 3 and the advice came from my sister (she has 2 older son's) it maybe that the end has become so tight that it has caused the usual shape.

    my son is eight years old and has always wet the bed.even when potty training he was fine to sit on the potty to poo but would need a nappy to wee.he was over 5 before he stopped haveing accidents during the day but the nites havent stopped.we have tryed the sticker charts, night pants,drinking more during the day, drinking less during the day none of these things worked,he has tryed hsving a drink every hour then going to the toilet every hour all this achieved was to make him more embarrassed as the kids at school were asking why he kept going to the toilet. the docter refered him to a pediatrican who dis ultra sound scans of his bladder and urinary tract and also mri scans all of these showed up as normal. any ideas what i can try next





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    hi there, thank God, i thought we were alone, my son is 9 and has only had a dry bed a handful of times, he's had ultra sound scan , all fine, ive done the same as you, charts rewards, more drinks, less drinks, you name it weve done it, hes been on desmomelt tablets that no longer work, keep your chin up !

    i am a kid my self and i still wet the bed and i am 12! i usted to be enbarist but hopefull i will grow out of it. if it dose not get better take hie to you gp and they should refer you to a spechlist

    My husband is 81 and has a pubic catheter. he frequently gets urinary infections and the only real symptoms he gets are extreme weakness and a very strong antiseptic smell about him rather like Lysol. The dr's don't really seem able to deal very well with this problem.





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    Hi my daughter is exactly the same. She is 12 now but we have dealt with this all her life. We are now concerned that there is nothing they can do. She has been told by the urinary clinic to do pelvic floor excercises but this hasnt helped. I feel it is her muscles which aren't working quick enough but dont know what the next steps could be. I know this isn't really any help to you but i wanted you to know that you aren't alone. I hope up get some help for the problem as I hope we do aswell.

    Many men I know did not pull their foreskin back until early 20's. Encourage your child to gently try pulling back regularly at an early age. It is almost impossible for a child to harm their own penis trying this. This will reduce any risk of problems such as urinary tract infections later in their childhood.





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