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Having problem of wetting the bed. Suggest the remedy?

Dec 2012
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am a 39 year old women and for the last several months I have been wetting the bed
Posted Tue, 17 Sep 2013 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 20 hours later
Brief Answer:
you are suffering from urinary incontinence

Detailed Answer:

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It seems to me that you are suffering from urinary or bladder incontinence. Urinary (or bladder) incontinence happens when you are not able to keep urine from leaking out of your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder.
Common causes of urinary incontinence include:
- Blockage in the urinary system
- Brain or nerve problems
- Dementia or other mental health problems that make it hard to feel and respond to the urge to urinate
- Problems with the urinary system
- Nerve and muscle problems

Incontinence may be sudden and go away after a short period of time. Or, it may continue long-term. Causes of sudden or temporary incontinence include:
- Bedrest -- for example, when recovering from surgery
- Certain medications (such as diuretics, antidepressants, tranquilizers, some cough and cold remedies, and antihistamines for allergies)
- Mental confusion
- Pregnancy
- Stool impaction from severe constipation, which causes pressure on the bladder
- inflammation (most likely)
Other long term causes that may be more long-term:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Bladder cancer
- Bladder spasms
- Depression
- Large prostate in men
- Nervous system conditions, such as multiple sclerosis or stroke
- Nerve or muscle damage after radiation treatment to the pelvis
- Pelvic prolapse in women -- falling or sliding of the bladder, urethra, or rectum into the vagina, which may be caused by pregnancy and delivery
- Spinal cord injuries
Any one of the above mentioned problems could be responsible for you wetting the bed.
I suggest you book an appointment with a doctor for complete medical evaluation so that the most likely cause can be determined and treated.
You should note that bed wetting as a child is common and later on in life if problems as such occur, you should not think that it is necessarily related.

Hope this helps and wish you the best.
Dr. Nsah
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