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I am a 15 year old boy and I have started to realise that my underwear is a bit wet. I'm not sure if it is urine or discharge. I have not had any symptoms of UTI and I haven't had sex. It hasn't been like this for very long and am wondering if it could be mental stress. I started wearing pads to stop my underwear getting damp and it does seem like it is trickling out every now and again. Any help on what this is would be very much appreciated.
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Perhaps you need to seek medical advice.
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Perhaps you need to seek medical advice.
I'm not gonna do that as am too socially anxious to go anywhere like that. I just want to know what it is or could be
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I'm not gonna do that as am too socially anxious to go anywhere like that. I just want to know what it is or could be
Only a doctor can tell you that. But neither incontinece nor discharge are normal things to be happening to a 15-year-old boy.
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I am a 15 year old boy and I have started to realise that my underwear is a bit wet. I'm not sure if it is urine or discharge. I have not had any symptoms of UTI and I haven't had sex. It hasn't been like this for very long and am wondering if it could be mental stress. I started wearing pads to stop my underwear getting damp and it does seem like it is trickling out every now and again. Any help on what this is would be very much appreciated.
Hiya,

I know it’s difficult but I would definitely advise that you see your GP, they are here to support you with dignity and respect.

I have both bowel and bladder incontience due to congenital defects including spinal abnormalities which resulted in numerous surgeries (colostomy etc), however, talking to a doctor will make things a lot easier! When I see my tertiary specialists (colorectal
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You should consult a doctor. They're there to help you and your personal information stays there.
Never seak medical advice on the internet. I once had an allergic rash, and the internet told me I had HIV - luckily, as for usual, the internet was wrong. So, go see your GP, there you'll get professional help.
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Could this literally just be incontinence and that I will always need to wear pads. If so does anyone have any suggestions on how to change at school. E.g.. changing rooms and changing the pad in the toilet.
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I'm not gonna do that as am too socially anxious to go anywhere like that. I just want to know what it is or could be
Go see a GP, they are professionals, they will ensure you have ample privacy and can help identify the problem. You can mask it, but its unlikely to go away until you diagnose the root cause, and youll need a doctor for that,
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Could this literally just be incontinence and that I will always need to wear pads. If so does anyone have any suggestions on how to change at school. E.g.. changing rooms and changing the pad in the toilet.
It could be, but if you do see your GP you will be given a prescription for products.

However, there would be a reason for this not just out the blue random issue.
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Can doctors prescribe products like pads and pull ups?
Does anyone know if incontinence can be cause by mental stress?
Is anyone on here able to give me a slight idea of what I might have?
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Can doctors prescribe products like pads and pull ups?
Does anyone know if incontinence can be cause by mental stress?
Is anyone on here able to give me a slight idea of what I might have?
I am sure it's nothing to worry about. But there is a very good charity called ERIC for bladder problems in kids. They have a helpline and forums. You could check it out before going to the GP: https://www.eric.org.uk
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Can doctors prescribe products like pads and pull ups?
Does anyone know if incontinence can be cause by mental stress?
Is anyone on here able to give me a slight idea of what I might have?
Yes, stress can lead to temporary incontinence.

See your doctor. That way you can isolate the cause and if necessary take medication. Don't just try to manage the symptoms; find the root of the problem and fix it.
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I am sure it's nothing to worry about. But there is a very good charity called ERIC for bladder problems in kids. They have a helpline and forums. You could check it out before going to the GP: https://www.eric.org.uk
Okay thanks so much
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Okay thanks so much
If you can get brave enough to go to the GP they will definitely not shame you in any way and only want to make things better for you. Incontinence/ bladder issues are very common in young people. There is medication that you can take if you have trouble getting to the loo in time. But it sounds like yours is just a little bit of leakage, that could well be stress related and might well be completely normal. I think it would be really good to talk to someone about what is worrying you. And try doing some nice deep breaths and visualising relaxing the muscles in your pelvis. Then maybe think about staying a few extra moments when you wee so that you really empty your bladder. The really important thing is not to stop drinking- it's really important that you stay hydrated as normal. Can you talk to a parent or carer about it? Or ring and talk to someone on the Eric helpline- it will be completely anonymous and they will be very familiar with this type of thing.
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If you can get brave enough to go to the GP they will definitely not shame you in any way and only want to make things better for you. Incontinence/ bladder issues are very common in young people. There is medication that you can take if you have trouble getting to the loo in time. But it sounds like yours is just a little bit of leakage, that could well be stress related and might well be completely normal. I think it would be really good to talk to someone about what is worrying you. And try doing some nice deep breaths and visualising relaxing the muscles in your pelvis. Then maybe think about staying a few extra moments when you wee so that you really empty your bladder. The really important thing is not to stop drinking- it's really important that you stay hydrated as normal. Can you talk to a parent or carer about it? Or ring and talk to someone on the Eric helpline- it will be completely anonymous and they will be very familiar with this type of thing.
This page is just for teens and gives all the best advice and support for young people with these issues and who you can talk to: https://www.eric.org.uk/Pages/Category/teens
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Okay thank you all
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If I go to the GP will my parents be told and would they be able to prescribe me with pads.
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If I go to the GP will my parents be told and would they be able to prescribe me with pads.
Your parents don't necessarily have to be told. I don't think they can prescribe pads but it is really daft of you to ignore this problem.
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Your parents don't necessarily have to be told. I don't think they can prescribe pads but it is really daft of you to ignore this problem.
Yes! This! You don't want to wear pads if you don't need them. I am sure you parents will be sympathetic- one of my children went through something similar. He got medication which cleared the problem up- he took them for a few years till his bladder matured. But you can also ask the GP not to tell your parents. Please don't continue to suffer unnecessarily about this.
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Yes! This! You don't want to wear pads if you don't need them. I am sure you parents will be sympathetic- one of my children went through something similar. He got medication which cleared the problem up- he took them for a few years till his bladder matured. But you can also ask the GP not to tell your parents. Please don't continue to suffer unnecessarily about this.
So can they prescribe them or not?
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