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Problem of urinating on bed

My son is eight years old he wets the bed every night i have tried medication waking up at night to toilet him, no matter what I do he will still wet the bed. He never wets during the day just at night, I feel like nothing is working what can I do?
Fri, 24 Jun 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
Hi Welcome to Healthcare Magic,
Nocturnal enuresis is normal till age 5 years , but needs evaluation if persists further.
Evaluation is usually done either by a nephrologist or an endocrinologist.
The causes can be diabetes incepides , physcogenic polydypsia , renal concentration defects ect which needs evaluation.
If the above said causes are ruled out , then its primary noctural enuresis and treated by following measures-
1)Avoid tea and coffees in the evenings.
2)Avoid having water 1 hr before going to bed.
3)Wake him/her up in the middle of night once to empty bladder.
4)Night alarm systems are available too .
5)Encourage keeping bed dry by gifting him with something he/she loves on days when she doesnt wet her bed .
6)after all this - medications - Desmopressin spray or Imipramine tab can work , but with a doctors consultation please.
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  User's Response

this is not big problem for children,befor sleeping must go for toilet and i sugges to take homoeopathic medicine.
Psychiatrist Dr. Keerthish Shetty's  Response
Nocturanl enuresis is of two types, primary and secondary. If the child has never been dry even after 5 years of age, then it is primary enuresis. If the child starts to wet bed after a dry period of few months to years, then it is secondary enuresis.

Management depends on the type. In case of primary enuresis, consult an urologist who can guide you further regarding the necessary tests and treatment. If the enuresis is secondary, it is most commonly due to psychological factors and a child psychiatrist will be able to help you with behaviour therapy or medication or both.

Never blame or scold the child for the problem. Maintain a daily record of the time of bed wetting to plan a behaviour therapy. Handling the issue patiently and following the advise given by the specialist will surely help you overcome the problem.
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  Anonymous's Response

i can understand ur problem even ..even i faced similar problem my son had this problem till he was 16 years of age...i tried all means like drugs and waking up at night everything...but of no help ,after 16 years of age he stopped it by himself....

  Anonymous's Response

i am too facing the same my son 9 yrs old what ever we do by waking him p in regular intervals goes in vain hoping one day things will get cleared

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