Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

158 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes a child to revert to bed wetting during illness?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty

Pediatrician

Practicing since :1998

Answered : 1846 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2013 in Child Health
Question: My daughter is a frequent bed wetter with occasional day time wetting, she is not responsive to meds and she is only semi responsive to chiropractic care. She will have many dry nights in a row, then she gets sick with a cold,step, sinus infections etc. and the wetting starts again, every night for months. What reasons would cause a child to revert to wetting when ill?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Detailed answer follows. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to health care magic. I can understand your concern. The sleep pattern changes during sickness. This could be responsible for bed wetting as bed wetting is related to sleep pattern. Do not worry if you already got your child examined and investigated for bed wetting. If every investigation is normal and nothing was found to be significant on examination your child will improve with age. Continue to ask further queries as required. Hope this helps. Take care. Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty M.D.(Pediatrics) Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 17 hours later
Thank you. Her urine usually has a strong odor and she drinks alot of liquids. I wanted to know if the sugar urine test was sufficient to rule out diabetes or if we should try to get a glucose test done. I'm sorry that I forgot to ask this earlier. Thank you for your time and Happy Holidays.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 14 hours later
Brief Answer: Blood sugar profile is required to rule out. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the wishes. Blood sugar profile test including a fasting a post prandial examination are required to rule out diabetes. Continue to ask further queries as required. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  

Recent questions on  Enuresis

doctor1 MD

Hi...I m 16..and I wet the bed.Usualy when I drink late at night I will definently wet the bed , It s really stressful because I can t go to sleep-overs :( I remember when I was younger I urinated bloody urine it was quite cloudy and had little white bits in it , It was also painful to urinate It hurt SO much :( I don t know what it is , But I tend to hold my pee alot which I believe is NOT helping , It feels like I have a small bladder and I seriously cannot drink hours before I got to bed. I just want to STOP wetting the bed completely : ( My parents keep getting annoyed , But it s not my fault. Please help me.

doctor1 MD

I have a 7 year old son with ocular motor apraxia. is there a relationship with OMA to bedwetting and daytime wetting? he still wears a pull up and can t seem to control his bladder. he has seen 2 urologists and he has a normal bladder. he has seen a neurologist and has sensation and seems to have control. teh neuroligist feels he will outgrow it, but it is such an inconsistent problem.

doctor1 MD

hi. Im a 28 yr old student. Over the last month I have been tired all the time, I forget regular bits of information like the date, and have had several incidents of bed wetting in the last 2 weeks. Could this be due to the stress of my up coming exams?

doctor1 MD

My daughter will be 12 next month and still has bed wetting accidents. I believe she is considered secondary enuresis. My mother doesn't think it started until she hit her head years ago and developed a mild concussion. She was released from the hospital shortly after and they said she was fine. I do not know if the concussion plays a part. The concussion happened in October 2006 and she has been bed wetting ever since. I stopped using night time pants almost 2 weeks ago and she has had only 2 accidents. Should I just not give any liquids after 6:30p.m. and wake her up at night to go since she has depended on the night time pants for so long? Or is there possibly a more complex answer.

doctor1 MD

dear sir, i am 24 yrs old male.From the past few days i am waking up with wet underwear in the morning.I also wake up between 2-4am to go to bathroom only once .I never had this problem before and even my dreams are not sexual or something like...

doctor1 MD

My Baby is 3.3 yrs/Male. Problem - Urine pass on Bed and Pants as he has no control on Urine Do we have any medicine in Homeopathy that will control the habbit of passing urine anywhere or on bed. My child is suffering from this problem. Please...

doctor1 MD

dear doctor my son is 5 and a half year old and with developmental delays. he is not Toilet trained even after so much of training he will go. if we say him to go independently he will go but only once in a blue moon he will tell by himself. his...