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Hernia in abdomen and groin, difficulty urinating, bed wetting

My husband is 47 years old. He has a hernia in his abdomen and one in his groin area. The doctors say it won t be covered by insurance because the one in the abdomen is considered cosmetic surgery. He has been wetting the bed almost every night for several months. He drinks beer at night, and when he tries to go to the bathroom during the day, he has trouble--it takes him about 15 seconds or longer before he can start urinating. Could the hernias be causing the bed wetting? I know the alcohol isn t helping either. He says he ll make an appointment to go see his urologist but this is after I ve fussed at him for months.
Asked On : Sat, 19 May 2012
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Urologist 's  Response
hi, your husband probably has some obstruction in his urinary passage which causes him to strain during day time. His bedwetting may indicate that his bladder remains full and it overflows at night. There can be other causes (nerve problems, bladder weakness etc). A proper evaluation by a urologist will be needed. The hernias can be due to prolonged straining during urination. Both can be evaluated and treated together. Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 27 May 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Inguinal hernia is not the reason for bed wetting and alcohol is aggravating the situation.
Bedwetting that begins in adulthood is uncommon and need medical attention when you found the symptoms.  It has always been a symptom of fundamental bedwetting causes like Diabetes, infection in urinary tract, stones in urinary tract, etc.  Rarely, lesser  causes are prostate enlargement, a neurologic problem which involves the spinal cord like multiple sclerosis or a tumor, bladder cancer, etc. Severe anxiety or other disturbing disorders can also cause adults bedwetting.  Stress is one of main factor which leads to this problem.
Please consult the urologist for diagnosis and treatment.
People generally don't talk about these problems as they feel ashamed about it.
Answered: Sat, 19 May 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to HCMForum. he is having inguinal hernia that is causing pressure on urithra causing bed wetting and hesitence of urination. these may cause damage to the kidney.
all these are not cosmetic operation. abdominal hernia they can omit and do the operation for inguinal hernia. if it is not covered by insurance also it should be operated. besides
i advise you some help measures. never lift or push heavy weights. never strain to defeacate. see that stools is always soft by drinking more water eating green leafy vegetables
fruits and juices. wishing for a quick recovery.
Answered: Sat, 19 May 2012
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