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61 years old had occasions of wetting the bed. Thoughts?

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My husband has on three occasions now wet the bed. He is 61 years of age and in good health. What are your thoughts?
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Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Moustafa Saeed 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Need some more details.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question.

First cause to exclude is urine infection, which can easily confirmed with urine test.

Has he started on new medication recently?
Does he has back pain or sciatica?
Any numbness in the private area or around anal area?

Best wishes,
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Follow-up: 61 years old had occasions of wetting the bed. Thoughts? 22 hours later
No is the answer to all of these questions
 
 
Answered by Dr. Moustafa Saeed 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
urine test necessary

Detailed Answer:
very good, because my worry was if his symptoms were coming from both are quite serious neurological conditions.

so I will recommend doing urine test to look for signs of infection.

best wishes
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