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    Bedwetting

    Bedwettting, sometimes referred to by doctors as 'enuresis', is one of those awkward, embarrassing, upsetting conditions that can seem to have no specific cause, especially in older kids. Read more →

    My daughter is 13 years old and started wetting the bed last year. We have tried many methods to stop it like waking her up, leaving the lights on in the passage; however neither of which worked. So we decided to bring her to the GP, who recomended some tablets. The tablets worked however he strongly recomended not to take them for to long. Once she stopped taking the tablets, she once again started wetting the bed. In addition to this she does not notice when she has wet the bed, and sleeps in it throughout the night. We have run out of ideas and would really appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.





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    i have the same problem and i am 13 but i have been wetting all my life so tell her she aint alone and not to get to worried about it.

    my daughter had a bed wetting problem till the age of 13, we went to a clinic but found the alarms no good, i found dry nites in a shop one day and she started using them it took about 7 months then it just stopped i dont know why, maybe it was just a body thing. problem is my other daughter has started bed wetting at the age of 11 and i dont know why, there are no problems at school. my older daughter did it from a young age so im confused i guess im going to have to try the dry nites thing again...

    i have the same problem and i am 13 but i have been wetting all my life so tell her she aint alone and not to get to worried about it.

    Would my doctor be happy to prescribe Desmopressin for my 10yr old how is still wetting the bed on occasions? Probably up to about 5 or 6 times a month.





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    I want me to stop wetting the bed. My mum says I have a short tube that links from my bladder to my outsides. Is there anything I can do to prevent this happening?





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    I watched your program an saw the little boy with the bed wetting problem. My brother is 11 and still suffers from this. I wanted to no the name of the medication that the young boy was prescribed please. Marie





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    I haven't seen the program, but usually, children are given a low dose of amitriptyline for a short time for bedwetting. You could also try enuresis alarms. You should get him to see a doctor because 11 is quite old to be doing it (make sure there's nothing serious going on), but they should be able to help him.

    go to your local gp you will find out that there is a problem called Nocturnal enuresis which is basically what it says on the tin nocturnal means night just a general problem childs have

    my daughter has turnt 8 she has been bed wetting nfor 3 years shes on ditropan medication but has no affect could this hormone drug be a possibility for her to take





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    i know a child which wets and messes her self on a daily basis day and nigh but over 3 month talking about her problem rely helped keep on talking to him but have you tried bed wetting alarm ?

    My five year old son is still wetting himself. I have tried eveything possible to try and get him dry. My partner has told him he is not normal, dirty and unhygienic which I feel is unfair as he is only 5! Could he have something wrong because he says sometimes he doesn't feel he needs to go it just comes out. Could this be ture or is he being lazy?





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    My 5 year old daughter has been wetting for approx 14 months now and just when we think we've cracked it, it starts again. Has anyone experienced similar problems? We've tried rewards charts where she is rewarded for each dry day she has, but even they don't seem to work. The school Teacher sends her to the toilet every hour, as do we at home but she still manages to be wet some days. She has been dry for up to 6 weeks at a time all by herself but then regresses again. Can anyone help please?





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    I completely concur with you that parents should not punish or scold their kids for wetting the bed as it is a biological based thing. My sister had the same bed-wetting problem with her son but no deal deal for her now as she bought a bedwetting alarm for him and it worked great for him. I must say that it is one of the most efficacious and safest bed-wetting treatments. http://drybuddy.com/index.php/about-bed-wetting/enuresis-bed-wetting





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    hi i've just been reading about bed wetting,i have a boy aged 13 years and he is still wetting the bed he has never had a dry bed since he came out of nappies. he is fine during the day it just seems to be at night time.open to any suggestions.





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    Hi gillian, my son is also 13 and he's always wet the bed during the night. However, it's been nearly two months since he last wet himself. Although it's a distressing situation both for child and parents my advice is be patient, it won't last forever.

    My son is 9 and had been dry between the ages of 3 and 6 then without any particular reason has started wetting the bed again. We tried reducing the amount of drink he had in the evening and raising before we go to bed and he still wets. We went to the doctor and he gave him a Desmopressin nasal spray. We didn't find this very successful, it was bit of hit and miss if it stopped him wetting. I feel at my wits end and my son is soooooo emarrassed by it all. I wish I could do something else to stop all this for him. Any body with any more ideas please help me.





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    I know exactly what your going through. My daughter is 7 years old, was dry day and night until she was 4. Now not a day or night goes by when she hasnt wet. She goes through at least 50 pairs of knickers a week. We have been referred to the incontinence nurse after repeatedly going back to the doctors. I have been given an alarm to put on her bed at night, it's like a sheet you lay on the bed with a lead attached to an alarm box. When she wets, the alarm should go off and wake her up. Unfortuantly the alarm tends to go off every time she moves, wet or not which has just resulted in an extemely tired child. The nurse also told us that dark drinks (blackcurrant, coke etc) aggravate the bladder so to cut them out. It's been a 2 months since the nurse's visit, and in all honesty nothing is making a difference. The thing that bugs me is they are only concerned with the night wetting and not the day wetting! It's the day wetting that im struggling with the most - i just dont know what to do and the next review is in September! You are not alone

    I'm 21 and iv been bed wetting all my life and its almost nearly every day it happens. I have been on so many medication to try and stop it by doctors my Most recent one is vesi-care which helped me stop for a lot of the time, but Iv got a partner know and we are engaged and we want to settle down but I can't live with the embarrassment of wetting every day for the rest of my life, I'm getting older and as much as my partner says he will help me through it as it isn't my fault, I'd still like to Know how I can defeat this problem for good. Could you please give me some advice as I'm really fed up.





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    Hi, it may be worth contacting a chiropractor that uses Sacro-Occipital Technique. My son was still wetting the bed at the age of 7 and we thought that we would try all other options before resorting to medication. The chiropractor said that there was no specific treatment for enuresis but by correcting any problems with the nervous system it could alter the way that the kidneys and bladder work. After about a month of visits to the chiropractor the bed wetting stopped. I don't fully understand how it worked but it did so thank you to the chiropractor.

    When we lived in the Outback, my son was grinding his teeth like mad at night. I took him to the dentist about it and the first thing she asked me was if he was also wetting his bed (he was three at the time). I thought it was a weird question coming from a dentist but coincidentally he was (and never had he wet the bed previous). She told me to check for worms. We did that night and lo and behold, she was right. He stopped grinding his teeth and wetting the bed. Apparently, kids will grind due to the pain and also wet bed. Hope this helps

    i can totally sympathise with you there. my daughter is almost 5, and she has been wetting virtually every day and night for the last 18 months. she was potty trained and dry day and night then one day the wetting started. we seen a doctor about this but unfortunately we get pretty much the same response, star charts etc. she's been scanned and it shows her bladder isnt emptying itself properly but the doctors solution to that was 'make her sit on the toilet for 2 minutes'!!! it makes me so cross and frustrated because there is obviously a medical issue with her but they are so reluctant to actually do anything!! she has her next appt 15th aug and this time im not giving up without a fight!! i wont rest until they actually do something. i wish i could offer you some advice or help as i know only too well how upsetting it is. just don't give up and keep on and on at doctors, nurses etc. eventually they will have to listen. good luck.

    Due to an accident I was left with a spinal injury which left me with no night bladder control. I was dry for over 40 years now not so lucky. I wear diapers at night and apart from getting warm in the summer, it saves the bed and bed sheets. I am a teacher and tge children of my class are all between 10 and 11. We discuss issues like ged wetting and nearly every child in my class has wet the bed sometimes or another. I wear diaper during the day and I do let my class know, they all have been little angels. We have a 'No Barriers' were we discuss things that frighten, embaress us and we talk open about bed wetting. So it will stop eventually, use diapers if you want, discuss it with your parents, carers and friends its ok. Take care





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    same i am 10 years old and i am still wetting the bed

    iv been bed wetting for 4 years now and i realy need help





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    Please can someone help me? I’m 14 and I’ve always had wetting problems, luckily as I’ve got older it’s got a bit better and currently I only wet the bed 2 or 3 times a month. In the daytime I used to wet myself a lot more than I do now. My mum knows about my problems and we’ve been to some doctors about it. She buys me these special pads called Tenalady which I wear every day. I sort of have a few problems if I laugh too much some wee will comes out if I been to the toilet recently it might only be a small amount and because of my pad it’s not really too bad. But if I’ve not been for awhile it can a lot more and sometimes my pad won’t be able to soak it all up and my knickers will get a bit wet too. My other problems are often I don’t always get a lot of warning that I need to go to the loo and I can’t always hold it for very long. The last doctor that saw me said that there was wasn’t much wrong me and that I just had a small bladder she gave me these exercises to do (cagalls?) and told my mum something like that my problem should be manageable with sensible toileting habits. Now my mum is starting to get angry with me every time I have a major accident and says they should be preventable and I should be doing my excises and I am just lazy she even threatening to stop my pocket money if I wet myself too often. I try to go to toilet between lessons at school and before I get the bus home but sometimes I just can’t help wetting myself.





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    Have you ever seen a continence nurse? They hold specialist clinics in local health centres. You dont have to be referred by the doctor, your Mum could contact them directly (am not sure if at 14 you can refer yourself). My 8yr old son has had problems since he was 3, we have been back & forth to the drs (and even seen a consultant at the hospital) & they have been useless to be honest. We have a way to go yet but after just a few months we have made more progress than in the years of seeing drs. Everyone is different but my son is being treated as having an irritated bladder which makes him unable to hold onto urine for very long(this isnt an infection its entirely different) he started off on medicine which helped slightly & is now taking tablets which will hopefully be more effective. She also put him on a drinking programme as lack of fluids can make things worse. I really feel for you, it sounds as if the dr hasnt been very understanding, there is help out there I hope youre able to access it.

    hey im 14 this year and i have been wetting the bed science i was 7 i dont no what to do i have to wear pull ups and it is really imbrassing





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    SPeak to your school nurse or local paediatric continence service - both of which will be able to help you and maybe prescribe any medication you need. They certainly won't be embarassed and will want to help you and are used to seeing young people like yourselves, you are not alone!

    you dont have to wear pull ups if you dont want to. i'm 13 and i've wet the bed my whole life and i have a protective mat on my mattress so that doesnt get wet and i have a mat that i sleep on and to be honest it is very comfortable and if you wet that then all you do is put it in the wash and have it for the next night. you can buy them at boots. i hope this information helps. toni xx

    Hi my 6year old boy as ADHD he on 3 lots of pills but he keeps wetting himself and don't know he done it he won't talk at school so he wets himself there can any one help please





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    Hi the video of bed wetting was very interesting. My daughter age 6 in a half goes through days of wetting the bed then a few months of dry nights. She's done that since she was 3 years old. I've limited her drinks and I've stopped giving her juice, she only has juice in the afternoons. 2 hours before bedtime she has a small cup of water, then no more drinks until breakfast time, where she has a small cup of milk. She used to wet at school, but now touch wood she's stopped. I have found that she has a smell down below as if it was a monthly smell, but I bath her every 2 nights, now started to bath her every night and wash her below part in the morning, but nothing seems to get rid of her (fu fu sweat) as she calls it. She goes to the loo a lot during the day. I've even tried her without a drink for 2 days, but she still went to the loo, some times she dribbles the urine as I've got to the point I have to follow her to the loo and listen to how much she urinates. I've taken her to the doctor, which say there's nothing wrong with her bladder. I've recently changed doctors because wasn't happy, but I think I be wasting doctors time if I take her to get checked out. What should I do? Please help





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    I posted a comment on here a few months ago regarding my son wetting. He was taking medication and tried the alarm etc. however we soon realised that he wouldn’t go for a wee when he did wake up. We believe this was due to fear of his bedroom at night. He would always sleep with the light on (he hated the dark/shadows) and would sleep at the foot of his bed coz it was closer to the door. We lived in a street with a lot of outside noise as well which prevented him from soundly. We constantly told him off for not going for a wee at night which again made things worse. We moved house 1 month ago to a quieter street; he is in a smaller bedroom with the head of his bed directly facing the door. He sleeps with his light out every night now. He has said he is no longer scared of his room; there are no strange noises so he is happy to get up for a wee. I can count the number of times he has wet on one hand since moving. It might be worth trying to eliminate any night time fears to see if this helps with the wetting. My son is so much happier now, no pills, alarms, just the odd occasional accident.





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    Please don't despair. I wet the bed for many years, most of them in boarding school which was horrendous. Eventually, I grew out of it when I was about 21. This is after years of verbal abuse from dorm mates and matrons and some very embarrassing situations, never mind tablets, an operation "to widen the ureters", etc. What I did find out after years of research is that basically most bed wetters have an "irritable" bladder, so basically it makes you feel like weeing, even though your bladder isn't full. I helped myself by making sure I drank lots of water during the day and eventually it helps to enlarge your bladder and helps you to hold more urine at night as well. Please don't lose hope, it honestly will get better and it is genetic. Apparently, a 40% chance that your children will inherit bed wetting if you did and yes, my 9 year old son wets the bed, but after about a month now of religiously using the alarm at night, he is having quite a few dry nights. This is after wetting the bed at least once and sometimes twice a night! Persevere and things will get better and just remember, it isn't your fault. Good luck.





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    I am 13, and i have been wetting since i was 7, maybe younger, im on 2 sets of tablets at the moment .... desmopressin and oxybutilin, but they dont always seem to work. Is there anything else i could use?





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    im also 13 and i have only one set of tablets called desmomelt i have 120 soon to be 240 and they work most the time ask your gp and try them

    Hi im 15, For me Tolterodine worked for about a week but im back on the desmopressin and oxybutilin and Vesicare. I have been on 15 sets of tablets all at the same time before. Maybe try the Vesticare I wet day and night and this doesnt help me that much but maybe you would have some sucess! :) xx

    I have been wetting the bed for a while now, and I am 15. My mother is very creul to me about it and has even put my wete trousers in my mouth. She has given me pills before but these do not work. I am very upset and distressed over this issue.





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    Too much foreskin has nothing whatsoever to do with bedwetting. Odds are good however that you will probably stop wetting at night during your puberty cycle. Hang-in there! :-)

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