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Question dealing with incontinence while sleeping - October 14th 2011, 01:41 AM

I have Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. I was born with complete urinary and bowel incontinence. I also cannot feel when I need to pee or poo. well, ever since my last surgery (had scar tissue de-tethered from my spine), I have started leaking through my depends disposable underwear everytime I sleep, regardless of how long I'm asleep. so far, the depends disposable underwear are the only thing that we've been able to find that aren't outrageously expensive and that I'm not allergic to...
I've tried wearing two instead of just one when I sleep, but I still leaked completely through and I ended up having to basically dig the sides of the "underwear" out of the skin on my hip/waist.
   
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Re: dealing with incontinence while sleeping - October 14th 2011, 03:26 AM

Hi Glenda!

Talk with your doc about this, he should be able to advise you on the best treatment methods to address this.


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Re: dealing with incontinence while sleeping - October 14th 2011, 05:33 AM

Hey Glenda,

As Bobby said, I would ask your doctor for some insight. We aren't professionals here, and can only offer amateur advice.

When I was younger, during my periods on their heaviest days, I slept with a pad underneath me on the bed so I wouldn't leak through during the nights. You can find these pads at the pharmacy, and I don't mean like pads you'd use for your period. These pads catch leaks from whatever it is so they don't stain or ruin your sheets. I'm not sure what they're called since I haven't used them in years, but it might be worth looking into.











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Re: dealing with incontinence while sleeping - October 14th 2011, 02:09 PM

I would agree that this should involve your doctor. They would be able to refer you to different products and they would likely know the costs of most of them.

Google "incontinence bed pads" and you will find some. There are some as cheap as $10.
   
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Re: dealing with incontinence while sleeping - October 14th 2011, 05:40 PM

Hello there! My advice for you is to invest in some bed pads used for incontinence. On the patients I work with, if they're double incontinent (faeces and urine), we use both the bed sheet and the pants. You're not supposed to due to pressure sores but it works. Just keep an eye on your bottom/inside of legs for tissue breakdown.

http://crownmedicalsupplies.com/Defa...ID=59&LangID=0 < they're the bed pads.
   
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