Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

I can't control when I poo and pee in the day and night I need some help

It is completely understandable to feel frustrated by this situation however this is really not something that you should be trying to manage on your own. Any form of daytime wetting or soiling after the age of 5 years really needs to be investigated by a doctor. Medically, leakage can be the result of (1) stress incontinence, which describes the involuntary loss of urine when coughing or sneezing, (2) urge incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of urine following an overwhelming urge to wee, or (3) overflow incontinence, which refers to the constant dribbling of urine which typically occurs when children urinate frequently but in small amounts. Once you are able to determine the underlying cause this will determine how best to manage the situation. A medical cause will obviously need a medical intervention. Your daytime incontince will need to be treated first then your nightime wetting. The more support you receive during this time, the better the outcome. Regards, Dr Cathrine