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Incontinence in a teenager.

Patient: Is it normal for a teenage boy to wet his pants when coughing or blowing his nose?

 

 

Symptoms: Incontinence

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Welcome to Ask The Doctor. Thank you for your query.It is not normal for any child above the age of 5 to w et his/her pants. Some kids develop bladder control at late ages but almost none will not develop it by their teens.There can be a neurological cause or a Development issue which has led to this. The best way to combat this would be to consult a Urologist who will first try to find the cause.The treatment can be behavior therapy and water restriction in some cases and if needed, surgery can be undertaken.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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