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22 Apr 2003

Urinary incontinence - 7yr old
Hi My daughter is 7 years old and has a constant problem of urge incontinence. I have taken her to my GP and he said she should grow out of it, however it tends to be embarassing for her currently. I have an addition fear that she will never grow out of it, since both my mum and myself suffer from this as well. Fortunately, I've learnt to watch the clock. Is there some treatment that I can give her or somewhere I can take her for treatment - Preferably in Johannesburg/Germiston area. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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urologist

01 Jan 0001

Dear Parsh

She needs a urological assessment. We need to go through her entire history of urination. A low dose of oxybutynin may help her. If her symptoms persist, she will need a urodynamic study to see how bad here bladder is. She should also have a neurological assessment.

Look in the Yellow pages under medical and urology or go to one of the major private clinics. Otherwise there is a paediatric urology clinic at JHB hospital.

JG
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