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  • Posted By: ganapathysudarsanan
  • November 9, 2012
  • 02:14 PM

Dear Doctor,
My name is SUDARSANAN, staying at Trivandrum, capital city of Kerala (India)
I would like to bring your kind attention to the condition of my grandson; AADISH, a 4 year old fair boy studying in L.K.G. At the time of birth he was suffering from Meningomyelocele and was removed by a pediatric neurosurgeon.
He is now a perfect boy except uncontrolled passing of stool and drop drop passage of urine. He is very brilliant, energetic and does all activities with his hands and legs. But he is not fully aware of urination and passing of stool. He is always using sanitary pads. But the present problem is he is frequently asking us “why he is unable to go to the toilet just like his friends for urination”. He is also feeling ashamed when his stool smells in the class room if the pad is not removed properly and timily by school servants.
We are very much worried about his future. Our concern is about the following:-
Ø How this condition can be cured?
Ø How this problem can be solved when he is going to higher classes?
Ø How this will affect his marriage life?
Ø What precautions we have to take to manage the situation?
I shall be grateful if you can send me your valuable reply/suggestions by Email.

With regards,

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  • It could be due to the Meningomyelocele, there could be a problem with the nerves to his bladder and bowel. You should take him to a pediatrician who understands problems associated with Meningomyelocele.This is a link to a good page that can help you better understand the problem and help you to communicate the problem to a doctor.http://www.pediatricurologyinformation.com/meningomyelocele/topic.html
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    • November 19, 2012
    • 11:52 AM
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