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Bed wetting. Had asparagus. Is it related?

My 10yr. old still wets bed. If he doesn t wear pull up and wets pants, I notice an extremely strong amonia smell in the morning (on the undergarments). he did eat a little asparagus night before but i can t imagine it would produce this strong of an odor (definitely amonia). I should note that he emptied bladder at 8pm and around 9:30 he was soaked...the bedwetting has been forever but the amonia is every once in a while
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Normally (majority) children achieve bladder control by the age of 5 years.

A minority take a bit more time to achieve bladder control.

Your child requires a detailed examination and further investigations to rule out the etiology of bed wetting and the abnormal smell you are perceiving.

While you get the above done please ensure the following.

1. Do not let him take lot of fluids after evening hours.
2. Ensure that he empties his bladder before going to bed.
3. Do not insult or scold him for wetting bed...(easy said than done)
4. Try to identify and remove any stress if present (may be at school or with parents or with friends)
5. Encourage him for not wetting the bed.

Hope this helps.
Take care
Answered: Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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