MY 17 year old son has just started wetting humself constantly. He will put on a new pair of underwear and will push until he gets a few drops out and off with the clothes. Anyone ever experience this before. We have never had toileting issues before?

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Emily - posted on 01/28/2012

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Lisa, along with hitting puberty, your son may have developed a sensory issue. Try experimenting with different types of underwear, they come in many different styles and fabrics. With sensory issues the fabric might be too rough, soft, slinky, too tight, too loose...even the color can become a "sensory issue...

Lisa - posted on 01/26/2012

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Hey Sophie, Yes he is and he says he doesn't know why he is doing it. I personally believe he is going through late puberty and is just so confused about his tee teeter. He is constantly looking down, because sometimes it grows and gets hard and then its little and I just think he has no idea what to do with it. Mu husband says he thinks its a toy. He doesn't have many accidents when he is naked from the waist down, but as soon as he puts on underwear it doesn't take long for him to push and tee tee. It may only be a few drops but off the clothes come. Its got something to do with the sensation of the material on his tee teeter and I am hoping this will go away with time. we have gone thru different episodes of different things and he has snapped out of them. Just a long slow process.

Lisa - posted on 01/25/2012

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Saw a behavioral specialist and she was kind of clueless. She had not seen this before. My husband is adamant about no drugs. He does take 1mg of risperdal. had to start him on that last December because of him getting violent. Just not sure. He loves school and they assure me he is not being bullied. Everyone at his school super helpful and nice.

Lisa - posted on 01/25/2012

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Sophie, I'm not sure how to reply so I am just going to add a comment. I just found this site. We did take him to the doctor and he does not have a uti infection. He is pretty profound autistic but can communicate and get along well with others. This is some kind of behavior he has picked up. I'm not even sure I am on the right group. I signed up for some autistic circle of moms groups and just started posting. Thanks for your response.

Kate CP - posted on 01/25/2012

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Do you have an occupational therapist or specialist you can ask about this? Other moms with Autistic kids may be able to help, but your best resources are those who know your son's specific set of circumstances best: his care providers.

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Ok, autistic certainly puts a new light on things. Have there been any changes in his life lately? How is school going? Is he being bullied? This could be a reaction to something of that nature... Have you contacted the Autism society nearest you? Where I live there are several resources for parents.

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I think the best thing to do is to bring him to a doctor and explain what he is doing. I can see having a UTI and accidentally dribbling, but a 17 year old boy purposely urinating himself is certainly of concern. If he wont go with you to the doctors then you go alone and see what options you have as a parent.

Lisa - posted on 01/25/2012

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Its to the point that he practically stays on the enclosed back porch all day naked. He will say I'm not gonna do that anymore, mom. I'm ready to come inside and as soon as he puts on underwear the pushing starts and he gets a few drops out and he says I gotta back outside cuz I tee teed in my pants. He has not been to school in over a month. He really loves school and as soon as he gets dressed he pees again. Help please!!!!

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