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Concerned about 13 yr old constant bed wetting. Prescribed Desmopressin but no use. Suggestions?

I am concerned about our 13y/o male who is still consistently bedwetting . He appears otherwise to be healthy and well developed. He is seen regularly by his military physician. We are told he will outgrown it, but he is active in scouting, various sports and well liked by his peers. It is difficult for him to participate in overnights with his contemporaries. Desmopressin tabs have been ordered at intervals for the past 4 years, but to no avail. He has no urinary issues during his waking hours and no infections. He did see a urologist in the past year, but was able to offer no additional solutions. Our young man does not resist attending activities and we have made every effort to assist him, such as making a sleeping bag bed roll protected by an inner water proof pad and a plastic bag to place all wet clothing upon arising. CAN YOU OFFER ANY ADVICE? THANK YOU.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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hi,
for some people this bedwetting problem continues till 15 years and it is quite normal it suddenly stops by iitself and not to worry much about it.Try to makehim pee before he go to bed and ask him to inform you if he wants to urinate in middle of the night.Try to convince him and motivate him that he is no longer a kid.
Answered: Tue, 18 Jun 2013
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